Spring North has been awarded funding through Blackburn with Darwen borough Council, to deliver a number of Holiday Activity Clubs on behalf of the Department for Education targeted at families across the school holiday period who are eligible or receiving free school meals by developing a series of holiday clubs, offering free activities and a daily meal.
This much needed provision to deliver free local holiday clubs which will run in local venues by experienced partners across Blackburn with Darwen will give parents a break, provide enjoyable activities for children and let them enjoy a daily nutritious meal.
In addition, the holiday clubs will provide additional support for parents with a range of activities including cooking clubs, welfare, debt and employment advice and support for their own well-being. Parents should take a look at the Get Stuck In website to make their booking www.getstuckin.org.uk or call the enquiry number for the Club they are interested in with any queries.
The ‘Get Stuck In’ Clubs will operate from 2nd August – 29th August at multiple venues across Blackburn with Darwen and will provide a range of fun activities and a meals for children aged 4-16 years. The activities will be age appropriate and will be run by experienced partners from the region.
Angela Allen, CEO for Spring North explains: “With more children than before living in food poverty, these holiday clubs will provide a vital lifeline for families. In many cases parents are in work but struggle to support their households, reflected by the increasing number of children who are currently eligible free school meals.
Spring North have set up the “Get Stuck In” holiday clubs website and a booking system, so parents can book a place for their child. Spring North along with partners will ensure safe social distancing measures to ensure children are kept safe and contingencies are in place to deal with the changing guidelines as lockdown is eased.