AREA OF WORK

Holiday Gap Provision

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.  

67%

of young people aged 11-16 years from ‘low affluence families’ take part in sport once a week or more compared to 83% of young people from ‘high affluence families’.

4.3 million

children are living in poverty in the UK (Source: JRF UK Poverty 2022)

1.74 million

pupils are eligible for free school meals in the UK (Source: DfE)

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TRAINING ACADEMY

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.  

Explore related insights and reports

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Wales Fit and Fed Report 2022

This report gives an insight into Fit and Fed provision across Wales in 2022.

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Fit & Fed Report London and South East 2019

StreetGames Fit and Fed initiative was designed to provide cost-effective and free-to-access food and activities to young people over the school holidays.

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Fit & Fed Report 2019

Discover the latest feedback, stats and insights from the Fit and Fed campaign in 2019.

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