Welcome to Your Holiday Hub Bristol.

Grant applications are now open (18 February) for organisations to apply for funding to run Your Holiday Hub (YHH) activities and food programme over the Spring, Summer, and Winter school holidays (not including half-terms).

Organisations will be given the opportunity to apply for funding to cover all three holidays.

Organisations do not have to apply for all three holidays if the plan is to only to deliver in one or two. Further, smaller funding rounds will take place throughout the year.

Grant Application Closed

Grant applications close at midnight 4 March 2022.

Funding decisions for the Spring school holiday period will be made in mid-March. Summer and Winter school holiday funding decisions will follow from April onwards.

Applications are assessed by a multi-agency panel.

To be successful in your application for grant funding you will need to demonstrate as a minimum, how you will use the funding to:

  • Deliver safe and inclusive face-to-face holiday activities for a minimum of four hours per day during weekdays over the Spring, Summer and Winter holidays.(For some children four hours of activity may not be appropriate – therefore a reduced offer will be considered)
  • Reach school age (5 – 16) children and young people in receipt of benefits related free school meals
  • Provide quality enrichment and physical activities through play and youth work using activities such as arts, drama, sports, and dance
  • Provide at least one free healthy meal a day. Food must meet the school food standard and where possible, and appropriate this should be in the form of a hot meal
  • Provide attendees with quality food and nutritional education daily, along with support and guidance for families and carers weekly
  • Provide advice, guidance, sign posting and referrals to support agencies and service providers

Before you apply please ensure that you have read and understand the DfE requirements regarding this funding

In your funding application you will be asked to consider how your programme aligns with the Belonging and Food Equality (draft) Strategies.

Bristol City Council has the discretion to use funding to meet the needs of children and young people who are not in receipt of free school meals (FSM) but who are vulnerable or transitioning through school phases. If you work with young people who are vulnerable and not in receipt of FSM, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

YHH is a programme of fun activities where children and young people can be themselves, feel safe and included, try new things and gain access to delicious healthy food. All Bristol children and young people should be given the opportunity to learn about food, where it comes from and how to cook it.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Tommy Jarvis, Education Partnership and Programme Manager at: thomas.jarvis@bristol.gov.uk