The hunger children experience in school holidays can be reduced by developing Holiday Clubs for your community

It has now been recognised, locally and nationally, that the school holidays can add extra pressure on family budgets. For the last four years we have been Filling the Holiday Gap by providing Fun, Food and Friendship for children and families during this time.

These activities have taken many different forms and developed into fantastic community events. From drama in tents, crafts in the church hall and trips to the seaside, there is always much laughter and yummy food.

If you are thinking about what you are going to do for Summer 2021 in regard to Holiday Clubs and provision,

We would love to hear from you!

Are you planning food provision? or Activities? or both? How long for over the summer?

Either way we would love to hear from you, to find out your plans and offer support where we can, Funding is available and do look at the details below.

Please do email us on the details below

Thank you

Holiday provison in the North East

Funding available

Do contact the CTD staff member for your area if you might be in need for funds for your summer holiday programme

Included below are some of the links to local councils in the diocese, some of what they have done before is listed below, and it may give you ideas, and do have a look to see if theres funding available that you can apply for.

Stockton: Catalyst (Summer holiday HAF fund information)

County Durham: FUN and FOOD (link to each one of the AAP areas) might give you ideas, and tell you where some of the summer activities will be, do also apply via the AAP

Hartlepool Borough Council: Click Here

Gateshead: #brightentheday


County Durham Community Fund might be a good source of funding too

The Co-op Community fund (applications open 4th May) might be appropriate too

Awards for all may also be applicable

(this list is not exhaustive, and we are adding more to this as we discover it)