Thousands of children to enjoy action-packed summer as Government funded activities programme returns

Council News
11:25, Thursday, 21st July 2022

Young people across North Lincolnshire can look forward to a fun-packed summer as the Fuelled activity programme returns bigger and better than ever next week.

Since launching the scheme with Government cash in April 2021, the council has worked with community groups to enable thousands of children, many from low-income families to join boredom-busting activities.

This summer there are more events to enjoy than ever before, with exciting new activities including motocross featuring alongside popular favourites like arts and crafts and sports camps.

Eligible children have been sent a letter containing a unique code and information on how to register.

Photograph of Cllr Rob Waltham and Cllr Carl Sherwood at a Fuelled activity

Council leader Rob Waltham visits one of the Fuelled activities

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We are continuing to help our local families with the challenges of global inflation and rises in the cost of living. Summer holidays can put added pressure on family finances; this is why the Fuelled activity programme is such a boost to parents.

“Every child that takes part in an activity will receive a healthy meal at every session and it is all completely free.

“I would like to thank the 40 providers who are supporting Fuelled this summer, hosting a great many activities for children to enjoy.

“As a council we have continued to provide free swimming, so it’s never been easier to keep children entertained – and it needn’t cost families a penny.”

The Fuelled activity programme has expanded to every corner of the county this summer, with activities taking place in Winteringham and Belton for the first time.

Photograph of children playing football

Children enjoying football in Epworth during the Fuelled activity programme

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, added:

“As a parent myself, I appreciate how hard it can be to keep children entertained over the summer holidays, so to see the Fuelled activity programme return bigger and better than ever this summer is fantastic and I pleased that the programme is fully inclusive for those with special and additional needs.

“These events are a great way to help children stay active, make new friends and discover a new hobby, all at no cost and I am sure families will be taking advantage before they get booked up.”

For families with children who are not eligible for the programme, a host of activities are taking place across the county and details have been brought together in a convenient new page on the council website.

Places may also become available on Fuelled activities. Please check directly with activity providers for the latest availability.

To find out more visit the Fuelled page on the council website.

Photo of children feeding goats

Children feeding the animals at Coneygarth Farm during the Fuelled activity programme

The programme is delivered by North Lincolnshire Council and more than 40 community groups and made possible following record investment from the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food Fund.