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Appeal for partners to help provide food and activities for children this summer

26 May 2021

Could your organisation or business help provide nutritious food and organised activities to children aged 5-16 who receive Free School Meals over the summer holidays?

Could your organisation or business help provide nutritious food and organised activities to children aged 5-16 who receive Free School Meals over the summer holidays?

Achieving for Children (AfC), Richmond Council’s children's services provider, will run the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme, named F.U.E.L (Feed Ur Everyday Lives) in Richmond upon Thames, and is seeking applications from organisations who can help deliver provision over the summer.

The programme aims to give young people the opportunity to engage with fun and enriching activities. For example, activities could include music production, podcasting, dance and sport.

Funding is available for prospective partners wanting to be involved in delivering the programme. 

Achieving for Children is also looking to fund organisations that can help to deliver the food element of this programme and is currently seeking expressions of interest from food providers. Meals would need to meet school food standards and be delivered in several locations. To register an Interest please complete the food Expression of Interest.

For further information about the programme, or support in applying, please contact fuel@achievingforchildren.org.uk

.Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee for Richmond upon Thames, said:

“F.U.E.L is an opportunity to keep young people active, engaged and healthy during the summer holidays.

“The Easter programme saw over 600 young people supported in Richmond upon Thames and Kingston, and we are keen to support even more young people this summer.

“AfC is looking forward to working in partnership with some great organisations across Richmond and Kingston boroughs to deliver the programme.

 

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Updated: 7 September 2021