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FUEL - Holiday Activities and Food Programme

FUEL - Providers


Achieving for Children are supporting the Department for Education in providing Holiday Activity and Food provision for children eligible for Free School Meals. In Kingston and Richmond, our young people have helped us name this programme FUEL (Feed Ur Everyday Lives). After a successful pilot over Easter, we are looking for providers who can help widen provision across the boroughs for the summer.

For our summer programme we are inviting applications from organisations who:

  • may be local groups, charities, holiday club providers and third sector organisations 

  • can demonstrate the ability to offer food for children who will be eligible for Free School Meals

  • are working in partnership with holiday clubs e.g. schools

  • are already working within Kingston and Richmond.

The funding for this holiday activity and food programme is for children who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals. The programme can also be available to children not eligible for free school meals, which would predominantly need to be self-funded, but priority should be given to eligible children. 

We are looking to offer wide access to places for children depending on local supply and demand for provision of holiday activities and food and are keen to hear if your provision will also be able to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. We envisage supporting and collaborating with any existing holiday provision in the area or providers operating a bespoke, newly established model. Provision during the summer needs to be over a period of at least 4 hours a day, 4 days a week for 4 weeks. We will however, in certain circumstances make exceptions for provision covering fewer than 4 weeks. The 4 days of session delivery do not have to run consecutively and can be delivered split across the weeks.

Please visit the government website for more information about the national programme (opens external website) 

We are interested in proposals from providers who can deliver within one or more areas within the borough, and from providers who would be interested in ‘scaling up’ existing provision, to meet the needs of a wider cohort of children and families within Kingston and Richmond. 

Expression of Interest

We are keen to learn about your organisation and your potential ideas to help develop these into effective HAF provision for the summer. Most importantly, we want to ensure we provide a quality service and reach as many families who have eligible children for FSM as we can, including those we may not have reached before. 

Expressions of interest can be submitted via our Expressions of Interest Form (opens a Google Form)

(please note that personal information should not be shared through this form.)

Please note the deadline for completing this form is the 14 May 12

We will be asking all prospective providers to complete a grant application form in the following weeks.

For further questions, or additional support in completing the Expression of Interest Form, please contact

Further information regarding the programme requirements can be found here:

Programme requirements (PDF)