StreetGames is delighted to announce that it has been named as one of 11 recipients of the government's new £9.1m free meals and activities fund. The funding, which will go towards supporting StreetGames' efforts in Newcastle and the North East, follows on from work conducted by a number of organisations, including StreetGames, to raise awareness of the issue of 'Holiday Hunger' - which sees as many as 3 million young people in the UK exposed to food poverty, inactivity and social isolation during the school holidays. 

The new multi-million pound initiative aims to reach a combined 50,000 young people over the course of 2019, utilising learning gained from a similar scheme run in 2018, that succeeded in bringing fun, food and friendship to more than disadvantaged 18,000 young people. 

Speaking following the announcement, StreetGames' Fit and Fed Campaign Director, David White said:

Since 2016, StreetGames has led the Fit and Fed campaign to reclaim the holidays for those children and young people at risk of holiday hunger, inactivity, and loneliness. In 2018 we worked with the Department for Education to successfully establish 14 clusters of free-to-access holiday activity programmes across England, and we are delighted to be collaborating again, along with our partners at Newcastle City Council to develop a comprehensive programme across Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We have already engaged more than 100 schools, sports clubs, and community groups across the city.

Read more about the announcement, at the link below. 

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