Schools and community groups across Trafford are encouraged to apply for a slice of £100,000 grant funding from Trafford Housing Trust for holiday food and activity projects in 2020.
This year the Trust’s Active Appetites programme provided funding for 12 projects across the borough to deliver community-based food and activity projects supporting children during the summer holidays. Projects included lunch clubs, arts and crafts and sporting activities. In total, around 4,500 meals were served and 2,500 sessions for primary school children provided.
In 2020 the Active Appetites programme is being expanded beyond the summer holidays, and groups can now apply for grants to cover Easter, Whitsun/May half term, October half term and the Christmas holidays. Applications close on 10th January.
Fay Jackson, Social Investment Manager at Trafford Housing Trust, said:
“The Active Appetites projects the Trust funded in the summer proved really popular. In 2020 we’re doubling the funding available to £100,000 so that we can expand the programme to include more holidays and more schools and groups.
“School holidays can be a very stressful time for parents, and for many families the financial pressure of covering meals which are provided free of charge by schools during term time can be an additional stress. Active Appetites will enable groups well placed to support families to provide free food, activities and information. We are looking forward to welcoming groups to apply and work with us to benefit the lives of families across Trafford.”
Trafford Housing Trust is holding a drop in Question and Answer session about the fund at St Matthews Community Hall in Stretford between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday 3rd December, and more information and details of how to apply for grants are available athttp://socialinvestment.traffordhousingtrust.co.uk/