Free Fun & Food programme launches

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Nottingham Forest Community Trust and a number of local organisations – delivering a variety of sporting and creative arts sessions, alongside food provisions, for those who are eligible for free school meals.

Following a successful pilot programme during this year’s Easter holidays, our Free Fun & Food Programme will take place across 14 sites in Nottingham City throughout the summer break.

The programme will see our team working with a variety of external providers – including Challenge, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Contemporary – to deliver high quality, fun sessions for up to 3,000 children and young adults every day.

Children and young people who are eligible for free school meals, and their families, will be able to access free activities and food provision throughout the summer and again during the Christmas break in 2021.

A free packed lunch will be included in each session for children aged between 6-16 throughout the Summer Holidays and the programme will be available Monday – Thursday from 9am-1pm, and 2pm-5pm.

Nottingham Forest Community Trust, funded by the Department of Education & Nottingham City Council (DfE), is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide free places within their holiday clubs. 

The aim of the programme, campaigned for by footballer Marcus Rashford, is to make holiday activities as accessible and inclusive as possible for young people.

If your child is attending one of our sessions, you can join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #FreeFunFoodNottm.

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Free Fun & Food programme launches

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