Government cash to help community organisations run summer activity sessions

Community Advice and Support
11:27, Tuesday, 18th May 2021

Community organisations interested in running summer activity sessions for families across North Lincolnshire are being invited to find out more at an information event this month.

Through the FUELLED programme, the council is looking to work together with partners across the community to provide inspiring activities for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals.

At the information events, taking place online on 13, 19 and 25 May, local businesses, charities, schools and other groups will have the opportunity to find out more about the programme and how to access funding to deliver the activities.

Activities should ensure that children and young people receive:

  • a healthy meal
  • an enriching activity
  • a chance to be physically active for 60 minutes
  • nutritional information.

To register for the information event, visit the Active Humber website.

The summer activity programme will build on the successes of the first FUELLED scheme.

This launched in April 2021 and saw more than 6,000 activity guides given to local families, with many more young people taking part in boredom busting activities through the Easter holidays, from cookery workshops and nature trails to team sports.

As part of the community response, more than 160 volunteers helped to pack and deliver the activity bags. The Lions, The Rotary Club, Barton Volunteers, Police Volunteers, North Lincolnshire Alliance Volunteers Hub, North Lincolnshire schools staff, worked alongside the council and are thanked for their fantastic support.

The FUELLED activity programme is a partnership project, delivered by North Lincolnshire Council alongside local businesses and funded by the Department of Education.