Issue - decisions

Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021 - 2022 (HAF)

23/06/2021 - Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021 - 2022 (HAF)

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, sought Cabinet approval for the allocation of £1,289,310 of Gloucestershire’s grant from the DFE for the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to approve Option One - the allocation of £1,391,310 of Gloucestershire’s grant from the DFE for the Holiday and Activities Programme (HAF) as follows:

 

·         Allocate £990,893 by District, based on the number of children and young people registered Free School Meals (FSM) in grant to a District Lead, who will ensure the delivery of activities and food during the summer holiday 2021 and Christmas Holiday 2021 periods. Grants will be approved following the completion of an expression of interest and application form.

 

·         Allocate £247,113 to support the additional costs of delivering the HAF programme including: transport in rural areas, countywide activity providers, additional food to fill any gaps identified in the proposed provision. Grants will be approved following the completion of an application form.

 

·        Allocate £153,304 to fund a dedicated team HAF Team within the Children and Families Commissioning Hub to support delivery and management of the HAF Programme.



Allocate £1,391,310 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund to the local Holiday Activities and Food Programme in order to extend the fund to a wider group of vulnerable children and families who would not otherwise be eligible, including young people aged 16 and over, children with additional needs and disadvantaged families from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to

 

·         Allocate match funding of £990,893 between the County’s six District Councils in proportion to the number of children eligible for free school meals within each District. This will take the form of a grant, payable on receipt of an expression of interest and application form, to enable them to provide or commission food and activities for this wider group of vulnerable children and families.  

 

·         Allocate a further £300,417 to support the additional costs of delivering the programme to wider vulnerable groups, including: transport in rural areas, countywide activity providers, additional targeted provision for more hard to reach groups unable to deliver large scale provision.  This will take the form of a grant pot payable to voluntary and community groups on receipt of a successful expression of interest.

 

·         Allocate £100,000 to expand the dedicated team HAF Team within the Children and Families Commissioning Hub to support delivery and management of the expanded HAF Programme.