The Children’s Health fund believe that no child should go hungry, and they recognise that for some children during the school holidays there is a vital food provision gap that needs filling.
The Children’s Health Fund is inviting organisations that want to provide good food as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes to apply for funding between £1,000 and £5,000. They expect funding applications at the higher end of our scale (£5,000) will be for projects looking to expand their work.
The closing date for applications is 5pm the 6th October 2017. The Board will meet in November to decide which applications will receive funding. Awards will be announced in December.
About the fund
The Children’s Health Fund was set up by Sustain with Jamie Oliver’s help in August 2015. The aim is to get restaurants and cafes to put a voluntary 10p ‘sugary drinks levy’ on soft drinks on their menu that contain added sugar.
The money raised by the self-imposed levy will be paid into the Children’s Health Fund, administered by Sustain. The Children’s Health Fund is overseen by an independent board, made up of experts on children’s health and food education. The board approves the allocation of grants to programmes and schemes aimed at improving children’s health and food education.