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Holiday activities and food programme – Provider information

Information for providers who are interested in offering activities and healthy food programmes in North Lincolnshire as part of the ‘Fuelled’ programme.

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During the year 2021 school holidays we were able to offer 15,000 places on our Fuelled programme across North Lincolnshire. This was thanks to the huge effort of  a range of providers.

What is the Fuelled Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme?

HAF is a Department of Education funded initiative to ensure that those children on benefit related Free School Meals (FSM) have an opportunity to access free enriching activities and a healthy meal throughout the school holidays. We welcome the opportunity to work with a wide range of providers who can offer engaging and enriching activities for children and young people aged 5-16 years.

Aims:

  • To coordinate free holiday provision – including healthy food and enriching activities – for children who receive benefits-related free school meals.
  • For children to;
    • eat more healthily over the school holidays
    • be more active during the school holidays
    • take part in engaging and enriching activities
    • be safe and not to be socially isolated
    • have greater knowledge of health and nutrition
    • be more engaged with school and other local services.
  • The programme:
    • is optional for eligible children to attend a range of provisions should they wish
    • has a focus is on children eligible for benefits-related free school meals, however, at this stage it is not automatic for those pupils in receipt of Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM)

Requirements for summer 2022 – Delivery:

  • Sessions to be 4 hours long
  • Up to 16 days of funding can be given to each provider, but you can do less!
  • Food is a requirement, preferably hot, but if this is not achievable due to the activities/venue then cold is fine.
  • Snacks (fruit and veg) and water must be on offer during your sessions.
  • Sessions can run anytime from Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September.

If you feel that you can’t meet all the requirements, but still want to be involved, please get in touch! We will do our best to work with you and make this a flexible programme.

Applications for Summer and Winter 2022 are now open. Before applying, please ensure you have attended one of our Fuelled seminars or booked an appointment with the Fuelled team. Please book a seminar via the links below.

Contact the Fuelled team via: Fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk

Fuelled seminars

The seminar include information on becoming a Fuelled provider, how to access funding and advice on delivering the programme.

About this event

This session is for new and existing providers! Ensuring you have all the relevant information to apply for Summer and Winter this year.

At this online event the Fuelled team will be going through an overview of the Fuelled programme whilst discussing the changes to the requirements and application process. Providers will have the opportunity to ask questions about applying to the fund and delivering the programme.

This event will take place online, through Microsoft Teams. Please select a suitable date below and register to attend:

Training resources

Child Safeguarding and Adult Safeguarding training are both e-modules that can be completed in the learners own time. Once the module is complete a certificate can be downloaded and used as evidence of course completion.

Food Hygiene is also an e-learning course. Please can you contact the Fuelled Team before booking this course as this one has to be paid for. The Fuelled Team are happy to fund two people per each provider to complete the Food Hygiene course. Permission must be obtained from the Fuelled Team with the workers names before places are booked. Email Fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk

All Fuelled Providers have free access to Learning Lincs from now until Christmas 2022.

Resources

Useful information

Safeguarding

School food standards cover any food on the premises including the food brought in by children themselves.

Physical Activity

Children are expected to do 60 minutes per day exercise that should make them breathe faster and feel warmer. This exercise can be spread out throughout the day.

The following sources of information may be useful to Organisations in developing their nutritional education programme for families:

Providers must include at least weekly training and advice sessions for parents, carers or other family members. These should provide advice on how to source, prepare and cook nutritious and low-cost food. Below are a few websites that may be of use to you when planning this element of your project:

Holiday clubs and activities must be able to provide information, signposting or referrals to other services and support that would benefit the children who attend their provision and their families. This could include sessions provided by:

  • Citizen’s Advice
  • school nurses, dentists or other healthcare practitioners
  • family support services or children’s services
  • housing support officers
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • organisations providing financial education

We have also produced a quick reference signposting sheet which can be handed to parents/carers should they benefit from accessing immediate support and/or not have sufficient wifi access to be able to research support online. Please contact Fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk if you have not received your copy.

If you are not interested in providing a holiday programme but your building or venue is available to use, would you be interested in partnering with providers who would like access to a building?

If you are interested please email us – fuelled@northlincs.gov.uk

Volunteers greatly enhance the Fuelled Holiday Activity programme offer. We are currently in partnership with the North Lincs Alliance Volunteer Hub in recruiting volunteers to help us:

  •  deliver fun and enriching activities to children across North Lincolnshire (DBS checks needed for this role)
  • promote uptake and engagement with the activities across the county (this may be through presentations at school assemblies, or by making telephone calls to remind parents of activities and how to sign up)

We will offer flexible volunteering opportunities. To sign up as a volunteer please email alliancevolunteerhub@hwrcc.org.uk or complete the online form.

Contact

Customer Contact Centre

customerservice@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297000