In the 2020 school holidays, we will work in 4 locations across Manchester & Liverpool providing free holiday activities and a daily nutritious meal for 10-18 yr. olds. We will grow 4 community organisations to run more holiday programmes in the future. Together we can end the holiday hunger gap.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1113542)
“I can’t thank StreetGames enough. The community we work [in] has been crying out for this funding and they really helped the children to have a great summer holiday. Thank you for everything!”
“I cannot thank you and your team enough for the fantastic holiday project. Makenzie has loved every day. I have been able to work without feeling guilty. Thank you for making such a difference to the kids”.
“We were only able to [deliver the] Fit and Fed summer sports camp because of the support and encouragement received from StreetGames. Without this funding, we would not have delivered the programme this year”.
“Because we are coming here and it’s making my life easier because I don’t have to spend time with myself at home, I like to be here”.
We are responding to the Holiday Gap. The gap is the cumulative impact on children of school holidays spent: • without enough good food, (no free school meals); • without enough physical activity, (too few free activity programmes); • with too little positive social interaction Research shows that by the start of the school year the gap has widened the differential in readiness to learn between many poor children and their more affluent peers.
Our project will bring together 4 community organisations to each provide for around 40 children a day: i. 4 hours a day of Health Enhancing Physical Activity: reducing inactivity. ii. At least one nutritious meal a day: reducing hunger. iii. Training for local volunteers in food hygiene and modelling positive behaviours. We will support the programme providers to develop a sustainability plan.
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