The Scottish Government has made funding available to local authorities for the targeted provision of a Summer 2022 Holiday Programme offering coordinated access to activities, childcare and food for children aged 5-14 from low-income families.
In line with the Scottish Government Guidance, Edinburgh’s allocation of funding will build on existing provision, planned, and delivered by Council Services and Partner Organisations. This will include activities such as Physical Activity & Sport, Outdoor Learning, Arts, Creative, Culture & Heritage, Youth & Children’s Work and work for early years as well as for children with disabilities and additional support needs.
The allocation of funding to Edinburgh is reduced by just over 40% from last year, and a high number of submissions are expected. It is therefore unlikely that all all proposals will be funded. City of Edinburgh is therefore inviting proposals which clearly demonstrate the impact for those in the targeted groups. The Scottish Government has also made a number of changes to the criteria for the fund this year, so please take time to view the Guidance.
Organisations and council services may submit a proposal for the funding of one programme, for a minimum of £500, up to a maximum cost of £20,000.