DfE Holiday Activity and Food Programme -Schools Grants Summer 2021
25 May 2021
The Department for Education (DfE) announced funding to enable Local Authorities across England to provide holiday activities and food during school holidays in 2021. Through this programme Waltham Forest has been awarded funding to provide six weeks of provision during Easter, Summer, and Christmas holidays in 2021. The funding conditions of the DfE Holiday Activity Programme requires the provision of enrichment activities alongside a food offer to be made accessible for children who are in receipt of free schools meals (FSM) within the borough for up to four hours a day, four days a week during Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.
In light of this grant funding, London Borough of Waltham Forest is offering schools the opportunity to apply for grants for activities which look to meet the following objectives:
- Provide access to enrichment activities for children in receipt of benefit related free school meals and vulnerable children during the school holidays
- Provide access to a daily school meal for children in receipt of free school meals and vulnerable children
- Waltham Forest will use DfE Holiday Activity and Food programme grants as well as funding from the Leaders Pledge to focus on supporting schools, develop sustainable delivery models for enriching holiday activity programmes for children aged 5-18 years old. They are open to all maintained and academy schools within Waltham Forest, including special schools and PRUs.
Full details of the grant can be found here.