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Food insecurity during holiday periods

Little girl, plate of food

Holiday activities 2024/25

Holiday periods can present significant issues for some children, young people and families who received free school meals during term time. We understand that there is often a financial strain on some families that may result in some of our children and young people being unable to access a healthy meal every day.

We are looking for organisations, groups or services that can provide holiday food and childcare or activities for children and families.

Are you planning to run activities for children and young people during holiday periods?

What are our aims?

This fund is for the targeted provision of accessible activities, childcare and food for children 2 - 16 years from low-income families during the school holidays. Activities supported by this funding can be for the child/ren or the whole family. The targeted funding will support the six priority groups highlighted in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan.

This was previously known as the food insecurity funding "Fuelled for Fun" that we have been awarding for a number of years to groups and organisations running holiday activities with a healthy meal, in the past many groups have successfully received funding.

Who can apply for a grant?

Any  group  or  organisation can  apply  for  a  grant  if  they meet the eligible  criteria.  All grant applications will be assessed and prioritised by the 'Food Insecurity during Holiday Periods' Group (FIHP) with whole or partial funding being made available to successful applicants.

What is expected from applicants?

To monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of the project.  A copy of  Fuelled for Fund Guidance Notes - Updated April 2024 (PDF) [932KB]  is available to support with your evaluation.

All personnel who will be involved in food handling must be appropriately trained and/or supervised to carry out safe food procedures and will operate an appropriate food safety management system. 

All personnel involved in working with children and young people will be required to be in possession of a current and valid PVG certificate. 

Applicants not eligible to be covered by the our Public Liability Insurance policy would be required to submit evidence of their own cover. This can be confirmed with the Food Insecurity in Holiday Periods group. Health and safety measures must be considered throughout all aspects of planning and delivery to ensure the safety of all those involved.

How can I apply for a grant?

Applications for funding are now closed for local community groups/organisations planning to run initiatives aimed at reducing holiday hunger across Perth and Kinross during holiday periods (Summer 2024 - Easter 2025).

Should you have any queries, or would like to request that your details be added to our contact lists, please email

Last modified on 02 May 2024

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