All children and young people across North Yorkshire can get involved in a range of holiday activities, with free places and a free lunch for children and young people on benefits-related Free School Meals.
FEAST partners with leading holiday playschemes, clubs and activity providers from across North Yorkshire to offer a wide range of session for kids of all ages from 4 to 18.
The aim of FEAST is to encourage children and young people here in North Yorkshire to be active, eat healthily and engage in enriching activities over the school holidays.
Find out more about how you can work with us to deliver FEAST across North Yorkshire.
How does the FEAST funding work?
Every year North Yorkshire Together runs a grants programme to enable delivery of rich and diverse activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays for young people in extra need of care and support across North Yorkshire . Providers are welcome to apply for either a single holiday period or multiple, in one application.
Applications from voluntary, community, public sector and private organisations (including limited companies and self-employed freelancers) are welcome. This includes existing holiday activity providers, schools, youth groups, sports coaches, and more.
The funding should cover the cost of the eligible child’s place (including staff, premises, resources, and business costs) and of provision of nutritious meals. Given that costs vary greatly across different providers, there is no lower or upper limit for applications – however, generally the amounts equate to around £15-20 per child, per session (of four hours).
Support is available for providers throughout the application, funding and monitoring process, with bespoke training packages offered to all providers delivering on FEAST.
How can I apply for FEAST funding?
For more information, a full list of frequently asked questions and to apply to become a FEAST provider, visit the FEAST website.
The Department for Education has given North Yorkshire Council funding to deliver FEAST, a holiday programme open to all children and young people in North Yorkshire. Delivered through North Yorkshire Together (a partnership of North Yorkshire Sport, North Yorkshire Youth and Rural Arts), funding is available to deliver free holiday activities for young people on benefits-related Free School Meals.
What difference does FEAST make?
View some of our FEAST case studies below: