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FUEL - Holiday Activities and Food Programme

Information for Providers

Provider Information

We are keen to work in partnership with our local schools, businesses and the community and voluntary sector to offer a varied and wide range of activities. We are seeking expressions of interest from providers who would like to run a holiday club or activities over the 2022 school holidays as listed above.

In RBWM we are using an online application for all organisations to share their planned activity, funding needs to deliver the programme, and to identify any support they made need from the team.

We need your applications back no later than 24 May 2022 detailing the activities that you wish to deliver in Summer and/or Christmas 2022. 

FUEL Guidance 2022 (Opens in a PDF)

FUEL Provider Application Form – (Opens in Google Form)

Programme requirements – We are interested in proposals from providers who can deliver:

  • Enriching activities: clubs must provide fun and enriching activities that provide children with opportunities to develop new skills or knowledge, to consolidate existing skills and knowledge, or to try out new experiences. This could include physical activities such as football, table tennis, cricket; creative activities such as putting on a play, junk modelling, drumming workshops; or experiences such as a nature walk, visiting a city farm etc.
  • Food: clubs must provide at least one meal a day (breakfast, lunch or tea) and all food provided at the club (including snacks) must meet school food standards. The expectation is that the majority of food served by providers will be hot, however, we acknowledge that there will be occasions when this is not possible and that a cold alternative should be used. All food provided as part of the programme must comply with regulations on food preparation and take into account allergies and dietary requirements and preferences as well as any religious or cultural requirements for food.
  • Physical activities: clubs must provide activities which meet the Physical Activity Guidelines on a daily basis.
  • Nutritional education: clubs must include an element of nutritional education each day aimed at improving the knowledge and awareness of healthy eating for children. These do not need to be formal learning activities and could for example include activities such as getting children involved in food preparation and cooking, growing fruit and vegetables, and taste tests.
  • Food education for families and carers: clubs must include at least weekly training and advice sessions for parents, carers or other family members which provide advice on how to source, prepare and cook nutritious and low-cost food.
  • Signposting and referrals: clubs must be able to provide information, signposting or referrals to other services and support that would benefit the children who attend their provision and their families.
  • Policies and procedures: clubs must be able to demonstrate and explain their safeguarding arrangements and have relevant and appropriate policies and procedures in place in relation to: i. Safeguarding, ii. Health and Safety, iii. Insurance, iv. Accessibility and inclusiveness, including addressing equality and diversity, v. Where appropriate, clubs must also be compliant with the Ofsted requirements for working with children