• Revealed: The 10 projects selected to run holiday food and activities trials in 2020

    The government has named 10 projects that will split £9 million in funding to run holiday food and activities programmes this summer. The schemes are part of a pilot, now in its third year, which aims to test the impact of providing food and holiday activities to pupils in the summer months. Some of the

    10.08 Jun. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Government sets up £120m 'Covid summer food fund' after free meal vouchers U-turn

    The government has said it will provide free school meal vouchers over the summer holidays in a significant U-turn, following mounting pressure led by footballer Marcus Rashford. Until today, ministers had been adamant that the scheme, which has replaced school lunches for many disadvantaged children during partial closures, would end when schools break up in

    13.12 Jun. 16th, 2020 | News

  • DfE abandons Easter holiday hunger pilot after summer trial

    The government will spend another £9 million testing solutions to holiday hunger across England, but has abandoned plans to run a pilot in the Easter and summer holidays next year. According to tender documents seen by Schools Week, the Department for Education is seeking organisations to test the “co-ordination” of free holiday provision, including “healthy

    7.00 Dec. 14th, 2018 | News