Merseyside Play Action Council (MPAC), in partnership with LCVS and funded by Liverpool City Council, are set to deliver FAB Feb (#FABFeb); the February half-term holiday play, activities, and food fund for disadvantaged children and young people.
The aim of the fund is to ensure that children and young people are able:
- To eat more healthily over the school holidays
- To be more active during the school holidays
- To take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character, and well-being along with their wider education attainment
- To be safe and not socially isolated
- To have greater knowledge of health and nutrition; and
- To be more engaged with school and other local services.
New organisations and those who have already been part of the Summer, October, and Christmas programmes are encouraged to apply for the February half-term funding.
Ideally, organisations would commit to four days of four hours a day of face-to-face work with children and young people between Monday 21st and Friday 25th February 2022.
Please note that the maximum grant for the half-term period is £3,000.
Applications will not be considered that are for programmes that do not provide at least one (preferably hot) healthy meal a day to each child/young person.
MPAC are also interested in funding programmes that reach teenagers and young people who may not otherwise take part in local community activities. For example, you may be able to organise specific short courses or sessions based on feedback from young people in your area.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 17th January 2022.
To apply for FAB Feb Half Term Funding click here.
To see the full list of application questions before registering click here.
To read the application guidance for the FAB Feb Half Term Funding click here. If your organisation chooses to apply, it is important that you read this guidance in full, including the finance section, as applications that do not fulfil the criteria will not be published.
To view Good Food for the Holidays Training Toolkit, produced as part of the Good Food for the Holidays training led by Food Active and Merseyside Play Action Council, for the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, click here.
To view the MPAC website click here.