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Holiday Activity Fund in manchester

In Manchester, we recognise that school holidays for some families can be a challenging time. The pressure of reduced incomes and increased costs such as food and childcare can feel hard during these times, and for some children and young people this creates gaps in accessing organised holiday activity.

This can result in ‘unhealthy holidays’ - increased holiday hunger, limited access to nutritious and healthy meals alongside limited access to physical and fun activities. All of which can contribute to the likelihood of experiencing social isolation. Sadly, these issues have also been further exasperated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

 
In response to this, the Department of Education (DfE) has provided local authorities with Holiday Activity Funding (HAF) to develop a free activity and food programme during the holidays. This means we are able to work with clubs and organisations across the city to develop a food and activity programme to respond to the above, which we know will make a positive impact on the children and young people of Manchester.  
 
Please take a look at the drop down tabs below for information concerning the Holiday Activity Fund application process.


Important Holiday Activity Fund Information

Applications for the 2023 HAF programme can be made here.

Further information on our requirements can be found on the 'Provider Portal Information' tab below.
 
If you have any questions please contact haf@mcractive.com

MANCHESTER ART GALLERY & THE HOLIDAY ACTIVITY FUND

Manchester Art Gallery (MAG) is preparing to play a role in the summer holiday period to contribute to the goals of the Holiday Activity Fund, namely to provide a nutritious meal to the city’s school children who are eligible for Free School Meals. MAG has experience of delivering fun and creative activities at the gallery, Platt Hall and at a variety of other settings. We have a team of freelance artists and creative practitioners who can work up a range of different activities. We are eager to work in partnership with other providers to deliver a balanced programme and nutritious meal that will be attractive to young people and their parents.
 
WHAT CAN WE DO? With 20 years experience of working with children, families, schools and young people, we’ve built up a panel of freelancers who have developed their practice with MAG or on the gallery’s behalf. These creative individuals have delivered activities that include print-making, photography, portraiture, art in nature, and various crafts. We can focus on any age group, but are best skilled working with similarly aged groups.

OPTIONS? For the summer of 2022, we can:
- Deliver sessions at a partner’s venue, supplying that materials and lead artists
- Deliver sessions (morning or afternoon) at MAG that partners can send groups too. We can include the nutritious meal as part of this option
- Deliver sessions at Platt Hall and Platt Fields, in partnership with another local provider.


CONTACT DETAILS - If you like to discuss connecting with us, please contact Ronan Brindley:

Email: ronan.brindley@manchester.gov.uk
Telephone: 07958122602

As part of the application process you MUST sign up and complete the MCRactive Providers Portal. The Providers Portal is designed to ensure all providers we fund / commission are operating to minimum operating standards. Please see the downloadable step by step guide on how to complete the portal journey.

Providers are required to upload the necessary Quality Assurance documentation to the MCRactive Providers Portal. A full breakdown of the requirements are listed below:

Organisation Documents
- Safeguarding Policy
- Reporting Concerns
- Public Liability Insurance (£10 million minimum)

Deliverer Details (Everyone who is working / supporting with the delivery of your HAF programme will need to be uploaded onto the portal)
- Name
- DBS Number
- Safeguarding Qualification
- First Aid Qualification
- Qualification or Training  (where applicable)#

To log in or sign-up to the MCRactive Providers Portal, visit here.

 If you have any questions please contact haf@mcractive.com

From Summer 2021 - Summer 2022, MCRactive and Manchester City Council offered thousands of FREE places to children eligible for benefit related free school meals and those with no recourse to public funds; to access a variety of activities over the school holiday periods. Activities range from Sport and Physical Activities, Arts and Crafts and sometimes can include a variety of Day Trips. 
 
Our work with holiday activity has gone from strength to strength over the past year, with a focus on providing support for children and families eligible for free school meals, with funding secured from the Department for Education; allowing us to deliver enriching and inclusive activities alongside a health

Read all about the work we've done over the past year here!

GET INVOLVED AT THESE LOCATIONS

Activity Name Time Place

Active Kids Education February Holiday Activity Camp 23 (abraham Moss)

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Active Kids Education Ltd.Available Spaces 13
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 09:00 - 12:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 14

Abraham Moss Leisure Centre,
Abraham Moss Leisure Centre,
Abraham Moss Centre,
Crescent Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M8 5UF

Distance 2.23 Miles Away

Uk Sports Coaching Ltd February Half Term Camp Abbott Community Primary School

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Uk Sports Coaching LtdAvailable Spaces 44
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 09:30 - 14:30

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 13

Abbott Community Primary School,
Livesey Street,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M40 7PR

Distance 1.08 Miles Away

Vida February Holiday Camp 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Vida Available Spaces 18
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 09:30 - 14:30

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 16

Belle Vue Leisure Centre,
Kirkmanshulme Lane,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M12 4TF

Distance 2.62 Miles Away

S4b Ardwick Feb Sports Camp

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Manchester Young Community ChampionsAvailable Spaces 22
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 7Maximum Age 16

The Salvation Army,
Citadel,
71 Grosvenor Street,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M13 9UB

Distance 0.76 Miles Away

Uk Sports Coaching Ltd February Half Term Medlock Primary School

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Uk Sports Coaching LtdAvailable Spaces 45
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 13

Medlock Primary School,
Wadeson Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M13 9UJ

Distance 1.03 Miles Away

Superactive Camp - Regional Arena

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Better Uk Manchester
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 16:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 6Maximum Age 13

National Squash Centre,
Rowsley Street,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M11 3FF

Distance 1.78 Miles Away

Fav February Half Term Camp (juniors)

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Families Against Violence
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 6Maximum Age 11

Whalley Range 11-18 High School,
Wilbraham Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M16 8GW

Distance 2.54 Miles Away

Dimobi Happy Me February 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Dimobi Children Disability TrustAvailable Spaces 3
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:08

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 6Maximum Age 16

All Saints Youth Centre,
Culcheth Lane,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M40 1LR

Distance 3.1 Miles Away

Active Kids Education February Holiday Activity Camp 23 (charlestown)

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Active Kids Education Ltd.Available Spaces 21
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 14

Charlestown Primary School,
Pilkington Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M9 7BX

Distance 3.92 Miles Away

Didsbury Fc February Half Term

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Didsbury FcAvailable Spaces 43
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 16

Didsbury Sports Ground,
The Clubhouse,
Ford Lane,
Didsbury,
Manchester,
Didsbury,
Manchester,
M20 2RU

Distance 4.55 Miles Away

Ysg Feb Playscheme

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Community On Solid Ground
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 11:00 - 15:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 6Maximum Age 12

Manley Park Sports And Community Centre,
York Avenue,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M16 0AS

Distance 2.39 Miles Away

Mya Holiday Camp February 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Manchester Youth Academy Ltd
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 11:00 - 15:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 7Maximum Age 16

Rushford Park,
101,
Slade Lane,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M19 2AH

Distance 2.88 Miles Away

Cmbc Holiday Club 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Collyhurst And Moston AbcAvailable Spaces 30
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 11:00 - 13:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 8Maximum Age 16

1 Oscar Street,
Manchester,
M40 9DE

Distance 3.02 Miles Away

Abraham Moss Warriors

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Abraham Moss Warriors At The Heart Of The Community Cic
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 12:00 - 16:00

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 8Maximum Age 17

Abraham Moss High School,
Crescent Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M8 5UF

Distance 2.24 Miles Away

Cmbc Holiday Club 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Collyhurst And Moston AbcAvailable Spaces 27
MCRactive PARTNER

Mondays 16:30 - 18:30

Next SessionsMonday 20/02/2023
Minimum Age 8Maximum Age 16

1 Oscar Street,
Manchester,
M40 9DE

Distance 3.02 Miles Away

Active Kids Education February Holiday Activity Camp 23 (abraham Moss)

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Active Kids Education Ltd.Available Spaces 20
MCRactive PARTNER

Tuesdays 09:00 - 12:00

Next SessionsTuesday 21/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 14

Abraham Moss Leisure Centre,
Abraham Moss Leisure Centre,
Abraham Moss Centre,
Crescent Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M8 5UF

Distance 2.23 Miles Away

Uk Sports Coaching Ltd February Half Term Camp Abbott Community Primary School

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Uk Sports Coaching LtdAvailable Spaces 45
MCRactive PARTNER

Tuesdays 09:30 - 14:30

Next SessionsTuesday 21/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 13

Abbott Community Primary School,
Livesey Street,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M40 7PR

Distance 1.08 Miles Away

Vida February Holiday Camp 23

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Vida Available Spaces 28
MCRactive PARTNER

Tuesdays 09:30 - 14:30

Next SessionsTuesday 21/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 16

Belle Vue Leisure Centre,
Kirkmanshulme Lane,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M12 4TF

Distance 2.62 Miles Away

S4b Ardwick Feb Sports Camp

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Manchester Young Community ChampionsAvailable Spaces 22
MCRactive PARTNER

Tuesdays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsTuesday 21/02/2023
Minimum Age 7Maximum Age 16

The Salvation Army,
Citadel,
71 Grosvenor Street,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M13 9UB

Distance 0.76 Miles Away

Uk Sports Coaching Ltd February Half Term Medlock Primary School

Next SessionsSession Delivered by Uk Sports Coaching LtdAvailable Spaces 44
MCRactive PARTNER

Tuesdays 10:00 - 14:00

Next SessionsTuesday 21/02/2023
Minimum Age 5Maximum Age 13

Medlock Primary School,
Wadeson Road,
Manchester,
Manchester,
M13 9UJ

Distance 1.03 Miles Away