Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health Team will be going out to tender shortly for applications to the 2020 Filling the Holiday Gap funding scheme that provides free enrichment activities and healthy food during the school summer holidays for children who are eligible for free school meals in Cornwall.
A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer. During the summer holidays when free school meal provision is unavailable many families have to make difficult choices to afford the extra £30 to £40 per week to ensure their children can have a balanced diet.
Organisations that are potentially interested in being part of the scheme are invited to an event on Monday 11 November at St Erme Community Centre for further information about the funding scheme and the timetable for tendering. Anyone interested in attending the event can find out more by registering for free on Cornwall Council’s electronic tendering and contract management system.