There are a number of councils that offer summer holiday vouchers. Some of them are Kent County Council, Ealing Council, Worcestershire County Council, and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. These councils all offer different schemes. The key is to find out which one will suit your needs.
Kent County Council
Kent County Council (KCC) is planning to roll out a scheme that will give food vouchers to families with eligible children during the school holidays. The vouchers, worth up to PS30 each, can be used in local shops and supermarkets. The vouchers will be available to children and young people from low-income households in the county. The funds for these vouchers will be provided by the Government’s Household Support Fund. The Household Support Fund was launched in September and is aimed at supporting local authorities to provide support to households facing tough financial challenges.
The programme will also provide free food for the children, so they don’t have to pay for lunch. The vouchers will cover up to 16 hours of activities and will be issued by schools. Parents and children will receive a voucher from their school, which they can then use to book a place with a local provider. These providers will provide a range of activities for children, from cookery classes to sports clubs and outdoor learning.
The vouchers will be distributed to families in the county for the summer holidays. These vouchers are free for families who qualify for free school meals. They are provided by Kent County Council as a way to help families. The vouchers will last up to two weeks and will be worth PS30 per child.
The vouchers will be distributed to families through their school or college. Parents can order the vouchers as early as one week before the end of the school term. Schools in Kent and Medway are due to break for the summer on July 22. However, some Academies may have different term dates.
The government funded Holiday Activities and Food fund is distributed by local councils and offers free holiday clubs to children who are eligible for free school meals. However, the Department of Education says that there is wider welfare support for children who need it. Further, parents can apply for free school meals by contacting their local council. Families who receive the vouchers will receive instructions on how to redeem them.
Ealing Council is providing financial assistance to families in need over the summer holidays. The aim of the scheme is to make life easier for low-income families. The vouchers will be worth PS15 each and will be distributed to eligible families. In addition, the council has agreed to donate PS50,000 to Ealing Food Bank, which provides emergency food to local families.
The scheme will be available to families in need and will be funded by a household support fund grant allocated to local councils. The money is used to provide support to vulnerable households while they work towards recovery. The funds will be used by Ealing council to provide summer holiday vouchers. The vouchers will be worth PS90 for each child who qualifies.
The Summer HAF programme will run from the 1st August to the 26th August 2022. It is aimed at helping vulnerable children get access to free holiday activities and meals. Children can sign up for the scheme through their school or other professional working with the family. The children can then choose from a variety of activities to keep themselves busy during the holidays.
Families will be sent a voucher from their school detailing their eligibility. They can then use the voucher to book a place with a local provider. Providers will provide a range of activities such as cookery, fitness and sports-based activities. Some will offer opportunities for outdoor learning too.
In addition to free school meals vouchers, families can use free school meal vouchers at supermarkets during the Easter holidays. The value of the vouchers varies from council to council, but it is important to remember that the scheme is only available to families who are eligible for it. During February half-term 2022, Hounslow Council distributed PS130,000 worth of vouchers to eligible families, which amounts to about PS15 per child. This was done through an online e-vouchers website and through the mail.
Worcestershire County Council
Worcestershire County Council has announced that it is offering PS30 holiday vouchers to children in its local area. The vouchers are valid for two weeks and can be used for free school meals and activities. They can be claimed by children who are registered for the Pupil Premium. The scheme is currently open to local school children, but parents need to contact their child’s school to find out more.
The money allocated to this scheme will provide meal vouchers for struggling families for the first two weeks of the summer school holidays, but will not be available after that date. This initiative is part of the Council’s wider efforts to address the cost of living crisis. The council has also joined forces with schools and other organisations to direct families in need to other local services.
Free school meals are a vital component of the education system, and Worcestershire County Council is taking steps to ensure that children are able to access them. The council has made it easier for parents by launching a cost-of-living conference. By providing free meals during the summer holidays, the council is helping to make school meals available for more children.
The money is part of the government’s effort to ensure that the most disadvantaged residents are supported financially. In Worcestershire, PS1 million is set aside for free meals for children during the summer holiday. The money will also help hard-up pensioners and families who struggle with energy costs.
Families can also apply for Worcestershire Household Support Fund. This fund helps those in the Worcester area who meet eligibility criteria. It may offer fuel vouchers or direct payments to energy suppliers. It also provides PS500 for households with children under 18 or young adults under 21. If you want to apply for this fund, your family must meet the criteria for low-income families.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a scheme to provide food vouchers for children in the city during the summer school holidays. The scheme is open to all families, but is particularly aimed at children who need help during the early years of their education. Parents can apply for the vouchers using the two forms that the council provides. One form is for children who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EYCP) and the other is for pre-school children. Families who qualify for the vouchers can then use the money to buy food at supermarkets.
Families can also make the most of the summer holidays by visiting the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, which is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and is free. Visitors can enjoy three hours of free parking at Tesco nearby. The museum also has displays of the work of famous Spitfire designer Reginald Mitchell and free activities for children. It also has a children’s yoga class and family activity packs that can be used to make sandcastles at Smithfield beach.