Organisation are now being invited to bid for grant funding from the Department of Education to take on the role of testing the coordination of free holiday provision (including healthy food and enriching activities) for disadvantaged children during the 2019 summer holidays in up to 9 upper-tier local authorities. Up to £9m is available in 2019-20 in this grant fund. The aims of this grant programme are to develop a more efficient and joined-up approach to free holiday provision for disadvantaged children; and to ensure there is enough good quality free holiday provision to meet the demand from children eligible for free school meals (FSM) during the 2019 summer holidays.
Hampshire County Council Public Health are keen to support interested organisations to shape their bids, especially in areas with higher levels of need, so do please let us know if you intend to apply.
To find out more about the offer, the contract can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/1283df8a-1bac-4644-bd27-8027ce2bd867, with an application closing date of February 7th. Contracts are proposed to start on April 15th and close on October 31st.
If you are interested in submitting a bid, and would like support please contact: Megan Saunders, Public Health Practitioner for Health in Educational Settings, on the details below.
Megan Saunders, UKPHR
Public Health Practitioner for Health in Educational Settings
3rd Floor, Elizabeth ll Court West