Holiday Activities
& Food Programme

Richmond Council

Free Holiday Camps!

This is a programme funded by the Department of Education which provides free holiday provisions for children and young people, who receive benefits-related free schools meals, during the school holidays. If your child is eligible, they are entitled to enrol in this camp for free.

contact details

If you are unsure whether you are eligible please use the information below to inquire.

Telephone: 020 8547​ 5448

Emailfuel@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Useful Links

If adults are worried about children they can get advice on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk.

Food banks are charitable non-profit organisations and centres where people can access food and hygiene supplies when they are in need.

A Community Fridge is a space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. It is a site where local people can share food, this includes surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens. Fridges are run by community groups in shared spaces such as schools, community centres and shops, their main purpose is saving fresh food from going to waste.

Community meal services provide hot and cold meals or snacks at lunch time and dinner time to people who have difficulty preparing food.

Visit https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/30-foodbanks-surrey-including-opening-15494085 to see a list of food banks with information.

Advice line (England): 0800 144 8848

Call on 0808 808 4000, Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9:30 am-1pm.

If someone is in immediate danger, call 999
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
https://www.richmond.gov.uk/where_to_get_help_for_domestic_abuse

For anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Call 24/7 on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office whose aim is to help people of working age find employment in the UK. Your local job centre can administer claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support. Learn more at https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus.

Family Lives offers a confidential and free (from landlines and most mobiles) helpline service for families in England and Wales. Call on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.

Mind’s Infoline provides an information and signposting service. Ask about mental health problems, where to get help near you, treatment options and advocacy services.
Call on 0300 123 3393 or email info@mind.org.uk

Call the 24/7 Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111. Provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.

Our free emergency helpline is open 365 days a year to answer calls from anyone struggling with a housing issue or homelessness. Call the helpline if you are homeless, have nowhere to stay tonight, are worried about losing your home in the next two months or are at risk of harm or abuse.
Call on 0808 800 4444 or visit https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help.

Find at variety of organisations who can support families at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social- care-and-support-guide/caring-for-children-and-young-people/children-and-young-peoples-services/.

Find healthy recipes and meal plans : https://www.eatingwell.com/

Provides advice, activity and support to people with disabilities. The counselling service is open to all, whether you have a disability or not, and can support anyone with low level depression and anxiety.

Website: https://www.richmondwellbeingservice.nhs.uk/

This is for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. It offers a range of support and advice tailored to children under 12, young people 12+, adults 18+ and concerned others, and professionals that support the, The helpline is open Monday – Saturday 12-7pm by phone (08003583456) and 12-9pm by email (helpline@nacoa.org.uk) They also have message boards, a range of socila media and videos, and research and publication to help evidence the need for upport.

The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. The service is a free, confidential and impartial. It is for children and young people up to the age of 25yrs who have special educational needs or disabilities, and their parents or carers.

Website:  https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/information-advice-and-support-ias

Provides information and support available on a range of topics including household bills, family and child care, food, and health and care costs.

Website” https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/cost_of_living_hub

Find more activities in the Richmond area in the link below – 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Yr_n5pQ_lFRmSKRACuIyaTYpNlytIzgs

 

Find out more about Family Information Services at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OC35gbq3QcVNRUVxz6KYfpQcKAvDjQzf/view

Kooth is an online, mental health and wellbeing service for children and young people.

Find out more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/19TgHASwclZsbibG0XHRCh4YtdUNnqgRV/view

Find more important links from bereavement support to National Domestic Violence helpline at the link below – 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xs1Y326SnOYz5BHXpbeuag_FQGKYaKTB/edit#gid=1813513584

Short breaks are designed to improve and promote better outcomes for children and young
people with disabilities and their families.

Find out more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/19rE3KCO-UQ_pdMIAZVA803lHZX5XLzLy/view

For more information, support and advice on encouraging and
developing a healthy happy lifestyle for children, see the link below – 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J3mqEXGKyqnWLV5aTFR62uC9zkVojbOq/view

Get Set to Eat Fresh, a free education programme from Aldi, Team GB and ParalympicsGB, helps young people aged 5–14 develop their understanding and love of fresh, healthy food, the skills they need to cook for themselves and the desire to celebrate good food with friends and family.

Find out more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WfiiRtQaCC-jkJ2BYryfEp2umm0sf0Hq/view

Frequently Asked Questions

Funding is eligible for school aged children who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM).

Infant pupils who receive a free meal under UIFSM must also be eligible for benefits- related FSM to be able to access a place on the HAF programme.

For other children and families, local authorities are able to use up to 15% of their funding to provide children, who do not receive benefits- related FSM, free or subsidised holiday provision if they believe they could benefit from HAF. If you believe this applies to you, please get in touch with your school or local authority

Yes, your child must attend all the days that you have booked. As we only only have a limited number of spaces on our camp, not attending causes other children to miss out. If your child can no longer attend, please get in touch with us directly to cancel your booking.

This should be provided to you by your school or local authority. It may come in the form of an EVoucher or you may need to book via your local authority website. If you are in doubt contact your school or local authority directly.

Contact Us

Camp Finder

29th July – 2nd August and 5th – 9th August