FUEL programme

FUEL is the holiday activity and food programme is funded by Department of Education and aims to provide children who are eligible for benefits related free school meals (FSM) 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, Laugher) and the programme is a direct response to the growing issue of holiday hunger.

FUEL Summer provision update 1 June 2023

The FUEL programme in Wiltshire has provided hundreds of children with activities and nutritious meals during school holidays.

One of the key partners has recently advised they have ceased trading and therefore will not be able to provide the activity programme in the school holidays.

This unexpected development means we have had to rapidly review what is possible for the summer holidays in extremely short timescales.

We know how important this programme is to families so we have considered all options and have come up with a plan which we hope will ensure a range of activities at venues this summer. We have bought together different sections of the council to respond swiftly to this and turn a potential crisis into a positive.

We are asking providers to come forward with a costed plan to provide activities for the summer holidays and we will provide funding for this. We are proactively contacting a range of established providers but equally asking any registered activity providers, schools, children's centres and other appropriate community organisations throughout the county to come forward and advise if they can put on activities during the summer holidays.

We request any community providers that have capacity to work with us this summer to read and complete the FUEL community funding information pack and application form by Friday 16 June 2023. See FUEL community funding information section below.

See the FUEL community funding information section for the funding application, the deadline for applications is Friday 16 June 2023.

For further information please email fuelprogramme@wiltshire.gov.uk

We will update schools and participants with further details as soon as possible. Meanwhile our FUEL web page will be regularly updated with latest news.

For any questions or further information regarding the FUEL programme please contact fuelprogramme@wiltshire.gov.uk.