Grants available for holiday activities

Swanspool House, Wellingborough

Swanspool House, Wellingborough

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Groups and organisations in Wellingborough who want to provide summer holiday activities for children and young people have a month to apply for funding from Wellingborough Council.

Grants of up to £440 are available for charities, voluntary organisations and schools to help them develop holiday projects that offer social and educational benefits to school-aged children.

All play schemes which get grant assistance must operate within the borough, and they must run for a minimum of five days or equivalent.

One day is classed as a minimum of five hours.

On average, a scheme which runs for between five and nine days could receive around £220, while a scheme of more than 15 days could get up to £440. The amount of funding given will depend on the number of applications received.

Application forms are available now on the council’s website – www.wellingborough.gov.uk ­– or by calling Gill Chapman on 01933 231 839. The closing date for entries is Monday, June 3.

Once all applications have been received they will be assessed.