This Winter, Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Sports Partnership and Hertfordshire Community Foundation will once again join forces to deliver healthy food alongside physical and enrichment activities, under the name ‘HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme’.
‘HAPpy’ aims to tackle the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation. So far, thousands of children and young people aged 5 to 16, who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals have benefited from the Easter and summer programmes during 2021 and 2022. With applications for Winter 2022 now open, we are pleased to invite you to find out more about the Winter HAPpy programme.
The Winter delivery period will fall over three weeks:
- Week 1: 22nd and 23rd December
- Week 2: 28th, 29th and 30th December
- Week 3: 3rd and 4th January
You can apply for a grant to provide activities for just one day, or any number up to a maximum of seven days during the delivery period.
Each activity session must run for a minimum of four hours per day. You can deliver at one venue or across several and can run different sessions for different age groups. Current available funding has enabled the maximum grant available to be the equivalent of £30 per child, per four-hour day including the cost of food.
Additionally, if you are able to run a camp for SEND children, there is no cap on the cost per head you can apply for. We recognise that these camps require extra resource, and so invite you to tell us what you need.