Ensuring young people across the UK have access to free activities and nutritious meals during the school holidays
For too many young people, school holidays can be a time of hardship, hunger and isolation, as families in under-served communities struggle to fund the added food and childcare costs that the holidays bring.
In 2016 StreetGames launched ‘Fit and Fed’, a year-round programme that seeks to address those triple inequalities faced by young people across the UK. Delivered by community organisations in the StreetGames network, the programme provides free holiday activities with the addition of nutritious food, for children and young people that need it the most.
StreetGames now play a huge role in the Department for Educations ‘Holiday Activity and Food Programme’. After the successful launch of ‘Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever’ in 2018, we now co-ordinate programmes in Birmingham, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
We’ve had a couple of kids that are very isolated, they didn’t want to come to the sessions with their parents. And now as soon as they get here, they’re just running around and having fun. This has really created a purpose for them and they can’t wait to come and do some more sports with us.”
Bring it on Brum!
Bring it on Brum is the largest holiday activities and food (HAF) programme, delivered in Birmingham by StreetGames and Birmingham City Council.
Holiday Activity Training & Support Programme
We offer a variety of training programmes as part of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme, ensuring organisations have the skillset required to deliver activities and nutritious meals all year round.