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2nd May 2018

Filling the Holiday Gap scheme 2018

Cornwall Council Wellbeing and Public Health Team has established a funding opportunity for existing or new voluntary and community organisations and charitable groups to pilot a programme that extends the offer of free school meals to children and families during the school summer holidays.

The funding scheme seeks to understand how this can be achieved by inviting groups and organisations to trial projects that provide an activity (there are no restrictions on this, can be a physical activity or art/craft based) and a nutritious meal for children and families. Innovation is encouraged and applications that involve partnership working are welcome. The scheme recognises that flexibility is important and encourages projects that can engage the community or demonstrate other benefits to individuals or families wellbeing.

A total of £20,000 is available, the maximum any single organisation can apply for is £3300 (there is no minimum) and applications should equate to no more than £5 per child. Projects applying should be geographically located in one of 6 localities shown on the map below however, consideration will be given to projects that cross over these locality boundaries where a need is highlighted.

The Council is seeking proposals from interested community groups, voluntary and charitable organisations that can deliver a series of activity based sessions during the school summer holiday period of the 24th July to the 4th September 2018 that provide a free nutritionally balanced meal and an activity for children and families.        

A grant of up to £3300 is available to projects that will:

  • Provide children and families with a series of activity sessions and nutritious meals during the school summer holidays.
  • Provide activities that improve children's and families wellbeing.
  • Engage local communities

Click here to access the application form