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FUEL Programme

FUEL is the holiday activity and food programme (HAF) that is funded by the Department of Education. FUEL provides eligible school-aged children with free access to enriching activities, nutritious meals and healthy eating information during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.

The HAF programme is delivered in Wiltshire using the brand FUEL (Food, Unity, Energy, Laughter) and the programme is a direct response to the growing issue of holiday hunger.

Who is eligible for the FUEL Programme?

The FUEL Programme a bespoke provision for school aged children from reception to year 11 who receive benefit-related free school meals.

Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

Further information on eligibility for Free school meals.

The FUEL Programme is also available to children that meet any of the below:

  • children that are refugees
  • children that are currently in the care system
  • young carers
  • children that are referred into the programme by a professional service (eg. Local authority, schools, social service)

Summer 2024 Programme

Booking for our Summer programme will open on 24 June and remain open until 5 August. Bookings need to be made two weeks in advance to enable us to make arrangements for food provision.

Our programme will run from 29 July for four weeks. However, our creative arts activity in Corsham will run from 5 August for four weeks.

Our SEND specific activities will run from 10.30am until 1.30pm each session.

Most of our mainstream activities will run from 10am until 2pm each session. Details of timings are included on our booking pages.

Activity Camps

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Activity camp locations
TownActivityAge rangeLocationAdditional information
AmesburyMulti Activity5 - 14 yearsAmesbury Archer Primary SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
AmesburyCircus Skills11 - 16 yearsAmesbury Youth Activities SpaceMonday to Friday each week from 29 July to 9 August
Bradford on AvonMulti Activity5 - 16 yearsFitzmaurice Primary SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
CalneMulti Activity4 - 16 yearsCalne Leisure CentreMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
CalneSkate Activity5 - 16 years Children under 11 must be accompanied Calne Skate Bowl

12 noon - 5pm
30 July, 6 August, 13 August and 20 August
                 

ChippenhamMulti Activity5 - 16 yearsSheldon SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
ChippenhamPerforming Arts4 - 16 yearsSheldon SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
ChippenhamMulti ActivitySecondary School Years 7, 8 and 9The Rise Community Hub Monday and Wednesday each week from 29 July to 21 August
ChippenhamMulti ActivitySecondary School Years 9, 10 and 11The Rise Community Hub Tuesday and Thursday each week from 30 July to 22 August
ChippenhamMulti Activity11 - 16 yearsKANDU Arts -The Bridge

Week One: 30 and 31 July, 1 August,
Week Two: 6 , 7 and 8 August
Week Three: 14, 15, 16 August
Week Four: 21 August

CodfordMulti Activity4 - 11 yearsWylye Coyotes Aftershool ClubMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
CorshamSEND Activity Camp5 - 19 yearsCorsham Springfield CampusMonday and Tuesday each week commencing  Tuesday 30 July
CorshamCreative Arts5 - 11 yearsThe Pound Arts CentreMonday to Thursday each week from 5 August to 29 August (Except Monday Bank Holiday 26 August)
DevizesMulti Activity4 - 16 yearsDevizes Leisure CentreMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
MalmesburyPerforming Arts4 - 16 yearsMalmesbury CofE Primary SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
MarlboroughMulti Activity5 - 16 yearsMarlborough Leisure CentreMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
MelkshamMulti Activity5 - 16 yearsMelksham Community CampusMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
MelkshamTech Camp5 - 11 yearsForest and Sandridge SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 12 August to 22 August
MelkshamSkate Activity5 - 16 years Children under 11 must be accompaniedMelksham Skate Park11am - 4pm
8 August and 22 August
MereMulti Activity8 - 13 yearsMere Youth CentreMonday and Wednesday eack week from 29 July to 21 August
MereMulti Activity12 - 16 yearsMere Youth CentreTuesday and Thursday each week from 30 July to 22 August
Royal Wootton BassettMulti Activity4 - 16 yearsLime Kiln Leisure CentreMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
Royal Wootton BassettPerforming Arts4 - 16 yearsWootton Bassett Infant SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
SalisburySEND Activity Camp5 - 19 yearsSarum AcademyWednesday and Thursday each week from 31 July
SalisburyCreative Arts5 - 11 yearsSalisbury Arts CentreMonday to Thursday from 19 to 22 August
SalisburyMulti Activity5 - 14 yearsSarum AcademyMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 15 August
SalisburyPhotography8 - 11 yearsThe Young GalleryMonday to Thursday from 29 July to 1 August
SalisburyPhotography12 - 16 yearsThe Young GalleryMonday to Thursday from 5 to 8 August
Salisbury Martial Arts12- 16 yearsSarum AcademyMonday to Thursday from 19 to 22 August
SalisburySkate Activity5 - 16 years Children under 11 must be accompaniedSkate Park - Churchill Gardens7 August and 19 August
TidworthMulti Activity4 - 13 yearsWellington Lions AcademyMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
TrowbridgeMulti Activity5 - 16 yearsSt Augustine's Catholic CollegeMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
TrowbridgeGymnastics4 - 16 yearsWest Wilts Esprit GymnasticsMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 22 August
TrowbridgeAnimal Care4 - 16 yearsRode Common FarmMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 8 August
TrowbridgeOutdoor Pursuits10 - 13 yearsStudley Green Community CentreMonday  29 July and 12 August
Tuesday 6 August and 20 August
TrowbridgeOutdoor Pursuits13 - 16 yearsStudley Green Community CentreMonday 5 August and 19 August
Tuesday 30 July and 13 August
WarminsterTech Camp5 - 11 yearsSt George's Catholic Primary SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 29 July to 8 August
WarminsterMulti Activity4 - 16 yearsSt George's Catholic Primary SchoolMonday to Thursday each week from 12 August to 22 August
WestburyPerforming Arts4 - 16 yearsWestbury Community Project HallTuesday and Wednesday each week from 30 July to 21 August
ZealsForest School12 - 16 yearsWolverton Lane, Zeals, BA12 6LLWednesday each week from 31 July to 21 August

For further enquiries, please email fuelprogramme@wiltshire.gov.uk (opens new window).

FAQs

How do I know if my child is eligible for FUEL activities?

Information about eligibility can be found on the FUEL Programme web page.

My child has Free School Meals in school because they are in Reception Class or a KS1 Class. Are they eligible for FUEL?

No. Your child is only eligible for FUEL if they would be entitled to benefit related Free School Meals. Information about eligibility is on the FUEL Programme web page.

Do I have to sign my child up for every day of the activity programme?

No, you can sign your child up for as many or as few days as you would like for them to attend.

My child has food allergies and/or other dietary requirements; how are these catered for?

Please make sure that you highlight any of these when you complete your child's details. Our food provider can cater for food allergies and intolerances. The information about dietary requirements will be shared with them and activity providers.

I have changed my mind about the activities and dates I have selected for my child; how do I let activity providers know?

You can alter your bookings on the FUEL booking page. Wiltshire Council will pass that information on to activity providers.

My child's medical information details have changed since I set up my account and made bookings; how do I make changes to these?

You can make changes in the FUEL booking system. Any changes you make will be passed to food and activity providers as appropriate.

I booked a place for my child some time ago but it is showing as 'requested', what does that mean?

It means that the information is still being checked and has not been passed to the activity provider for follow up. The space is still reserved in our system.

Can I book more than one activity per day?

You can only book one activity per day per child.

I am trying to book activities for my child but I cannot see their name when I go into an activity, why is that?

If your child's name does not appear, then it is probably because you have made changes to their details. You need to access the child's details via the Summary page and re-confirm their details.

I have tried to book my child on to an activity but the ones I am interested are now full. Can I be added to a waiting list?

You can express an interest in an activity that is fully booked, using the booking system. We will contact you if a space becomes available. Please do still book spaces on alternative activities if they are available.

If you have any questions please contact fuelprogramme@wiltshire.gov.uk (opens new window).

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