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Hampshire County Council announces grants for organisations to help vulnerable families



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ORGANISATIONS which offer support to vulnerable families on issues including finance, housing and wellbeing can apply for a grant from Hampshire County Council.

Private, voluntary and public sectors are eligible for a share of £35,000 to deliver help for those on the council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.

It provides fun and enriching activities over the six-week holidays, together with a healthy meal.

Hampshire County Council estimates its summer programme will be used by 12,000 children
Hampshire County Council estimates its summer programme will be used by 12,000 children

HCC’s cabinet member for children’s services, Cllr Roz Chadd, said: “We know that school holidays can be a real pinch point for families facing hardship and our summer HAF programme will provide a valuable lifeline to those most in need.

“As well as food and activities, families taking part in the programme will also have access to further support on other issues which may be affecting them.

“Our signposting grant is open to organisations that can provide wider support like this, in order to be able to form a joint offer with HAF providers in their area to more effectively meet local need.”

A minimum of 12,000 children are anticipated to attend HAF settings this summer. The programme is delivered by a network of community organisations, including existing holiday care and activity providers, schools, childminders and many others.

The deadline for applications is Sunday. Visit bit.ly/3tWNeXW



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