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

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Are you running activities over the Christmas school holidays 2021?

Following on from our Summer Fuelled programme, we are inviting applications for Christmas school holidays 2021.

We are seeking to fund a diverse range of projects and enrichment activities which are attractive and engaging for all ages (five to 16 years) and abilities of school children. It will also include nutritious food.

Activities can be open to all children – with priority given to children eligible for the Fuelled scheme. Those not eligible can pay to attend if there are sufficient spaces. Spaces for eligible children will be made available at no cost to the family.

The aim of this fund, which has been provided by the Department of Education, is to make the positive benefits of holiday clubs available to eligible children for at least four hours a day, for four days of the Christmas holidays (between 17 December 2021 and 4 January 2022).

Applications are invited from voluntary, community groups, schools and private providers who can demonstrate an ability to support children to:

  • eat healthier over the school holidays
  • be more active over the school holidays
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing
  • have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition

This includes existing providers who can expand their provision and also groups who can provide innovative and specialised activities.

For more information on the fund including criteria and eligibility, please read the accompanying Fuelled grant guidance sheets [PDF, 188Kb]. Please complete and submit your application form before the 15 October.

You can read a summary of questions in the eform [PDF, 92Kb] before you begin completing it. This may help you prepare the information you will need to complete the form. Once you begin completing the form you will need to finish it and submit it straight away.

Applications open on 9 September and close on the 15 October 2021.

Information on becoming a Fuelled provider, how to access funding and advice on delivering the programme

We are running some online (Microsoft Teams) workshops for providers who are interested in delivering activities for the first time and for those providers who have taken part in the Fuelled programme previously.

At these online events the Fuelled team will be going through the requirements and application process. Providers will have the opportunity to ask questions about applying to the fund and delivering the programme.

Please select the correct workshop to meet your needs:

Providers new to the programme:

Providers who have previously delivered activities:

 

Using the map

The map below shows the population of children eligible for free school meals in their localities. If you click on the number in a particular area you will see the break down into primary and secondary.

Use your mouse to zoom in on the map and to navigate around the map.

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

How you can help us

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

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 through the summer, 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 for the summer 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

We will shortly be adding some advertising resources to this section that you will be able to download.

Weekly providers newsletters will be available soon

Contact

Customer Contact Centre

customerservice@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297000