Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health Team are seeking applications for the 2020 Filling the Holiday Gap funding scheme to provide free enrichment activities and healthy food for disadvantaged children and families during the school summer holidays.
A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer. During the summer holidays when free school meal provision is unavailable many families have to make difficult choices to afford the extra £30 to £40 per week to ensure their children can have a balanced diet. Combine this with an estimated £120 for childcare and for many Cornish children the summer holidays are vastly different to that enjoyed by visitors to Cornwall.
The 2020 funding invites groups and organisations to provide enrichment sessions which include an activity and a nutritious meal to alleviate the pressure on household incomes. The scheme recognises that flexibility is important and innovation is encouraged, applications that involve partnership working are welcome as are projects that can engage the community or demonstrate wider benefits to individual or family wellbeing.
I have attached the application form however you will need to apply via Due North where you will also find further information. See link to the log in page below:
Once logged in you should be able to see it as a new opportunity “Filling the Holiday Gap 2020”.
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Thanks and best wishes,
Jeanette Duncan | Public Health & Wellbeing Project Officer
Cornwall Council | Public Health
Jeanette.1.Duncan@cornwall.gov.uk / Tel: 01872 326444 (496444)/07484036988
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