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 to keep children entertained and activities the whole family can join in; during school holidays.

Fuelled winter logo

Thanks to you, in the Summer we offered the following to children and young people:

  • 13,549 face to face spaces
  • 37 venues across the county
  • 5,000+ meals provided daily

What is the Fuelled Holiday Activity and Food programme?

North Lincolnshire Council are delighted to be delivering the Fuelled Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2021 school holidays. Funded by the Department for Education, we welcome the opportunity to provide free holiday provision, including nutritious food and enriching activities, for children aged 5-16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

We are working in collaboration with a significant range of providers to create a wide range of activities and events. These include sports activities, art workshops, cooking classes and DJ skills.

We have over 2,000 funded spaces available and each child will be provided with tasty, nutritious food. Some of our providers are also hosting paid for spaces and we recommend visiting their websites to find out more (see booking site for contact details).

Fuelled brochure

See details of the activities in the digital brochure.


  • 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)

We also encourage all providers to  offer a number of places to children who are not eligible for FSM.  There is a small charge for these spaces which can be accessed through the booking system.

Thank you for working with us to support children and young people within North Lincolnshire.

Other ways to promote the programme and resources to support you as a provider:

We need your help to encourage people to sign up to the Christmas school holidays programme. We want to make sure as many children as possible in North Lincolnshire can benefit.

As an activity provider, you could promote the benefits of registering and taking up the offer by:

  • giving eligible families the Christmas holiday leaflet to let them know about the programme (a copy will be added here soon)
  • checking if families need any support with signing up
  • completing the registration and activity booking with the families
  • putting up the Christmas holiday activity posters (Fuelled poster template [DOC, 2Mb])
  • featuring an article about the programme on your website, newsletter or bulletin
  • sharing this link to our digital brochure that advertises the activities taking place.

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 2021. Please contact Learning.Solutions@northlincs.gov.uk to request access, confirming that you are a Fuelled Provider.

If you were unable to join us for one of our Providers’ seminars, you can view the recorded session below or take a look at the Fuelled Seminar slides [PDF, 720Kb]

Inclusion training 20 July

Useful information


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 through the Christmas holiday, 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.

  • 9 September – application window opens
  • 15 October – application window closes
  • 15 October – we will begin to process applications
    • successful applicants will receive a conditional offer letter
    • successful applicants will receive their funding within three weeks of  all their paperwork being correct and return of their agreement letter
    • all projects will be delivered within the summer holidays as set out in their successful bid
    • monitoring returns will be required within three weeks of the work being delivered


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