2023 Summer School Holiday Food and Activities Fund is open

The aim of the fund is to support local organisations deliver activities and food to children and young people from low-income families across Falkirk during the Summer school holiday.

Funding of up to £5,000 is available.

To ensure funding is processed in time for the Summer school holiday, applications must be submitted by Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Who is the funding intended to reach?

The funding for the 2023 Summer School Holiday Food and Activities Fund targets school-aged children and young people, with a particular emphasis on those who are likely to face disadvantages due to ongoing poverty. The priority groups identified by Fairer Falkirk's analysis of national and local data include:

  • School-aged children (5 – 14)
  • Young people (14 – 19)
  • Large families (3 + Children)
  • Lone parents
  • Care Experienced Young People
  • Kinship Care Families
  • Priority areas

Fairer Falkirk places a specific focus on the Falkirk North ward, which has the highest proportion of children living in households experiencing relative poverty compared to other areas in Falkirk. However, project proposals from all areas within Falkirk will be considered, as it is acknowledged that children living in poverty can be found across the entire district.

How to apply

To receive the Application form and guidance, please send an email to:

Please return the completed application form and any supporting documents to:

Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday 31 May 2023 – this is to ensure funding is processed in time for the Summer school holiday.

Support is available to help you develop your application

Completing your application

For help completing your application including how you can promote food and activities towards the target groups contact:

Organising activities

For advice on how to organise activities for children and young people contact:

Capacity building

For help with capacity building, applying for funding, and governance support contact:

Menu ideas and food guidance

For menu ideas, portion guidance, resources, and training to support the food provision of funding, email fv.fvcommunitynutrition@nhs.scot or visit: