Applying for a FEAST grant

Applications to deliver FEAST activities in the Summer 2024 are now closed.

Providers are requested to follow the below funding guidelines. 

  • Primary age: £15 per child per 4 hour session
  • Mixed age: £18 per child per 4 hour session
  • Secondary age: £20 per child per 4 hour session

If you can deliver your programme for less than this amount, you should apply for this. These maximums may not apply for SEND or highly specialised provision.

This programme has limited resources, and we want to enable as many young people as possible benefit from access to free holiday activities and food. Applications that we deem disproportionately expensive, in relation to similar other provision, will not be successful. 

Please note: The funding amount you will receive, if successful, is calculated within the form, and is based on the number of FEAST places you are offering.

If you have any questions or issues submitting your application please email grants@northyorkshiretogether.co.uk

What do I need to do to be a FEAST Provider?

You can find all of this information in the FEAST Provider Checklist, please click below to download this.

FEAST Application Guidance

Before you complete your application, please read our current guidance document. This will help you to complete your application successfully. Applications that are not completed in line with our guidance will not be considered for funding.

Application Form

Although applications for FEAST grants are completed via our online form – which allows you to save and return to your application – you may wish to download the Word version of the application form below.

Although you cannot submit the Word document as an application, this may help you plan your answers and prepare, as a range of different information is required to complete your application thoroughly.

You will upload the FEAST Application Budget spreadsheet onto your online application form.

There is no lower or upper limit for applications – however, during the application process we will assess whether the spread of provision is fair across North Yorkshire and if there are any issues, very large applications in areas of high concentration may be reduced. 

We are aware that each opportunity will incur different costs dependant on location, target participant group and type of activity being delivered. However, we are providing the following guidelines that relate to the average cost per head that has been achieved by delivery partners since the programme started in Summer 2021. 

  • Primary age: £15.00 per child per session (4 hours) 
  • Mixed age: £18 per child per session (4 hours)  
  • Secondary age: £20 per child per session (4 hours)  

If you can deliver your programme for less than this amount, you should apply for this.

This programme has limited resources, and we want to enable as many young people as possible benefit from access to free holiday activities and food. Applications that we deem disproportionately expensive, in relation to similar other provision, will not be successful.

  • The direct cost of providing the child’s place, e.g. staffing, facilities, resources (equipment, materials etc.)  This amount should not be any more than your usual costs. Where required we validate this against publicly available marketing and booking sites to ensure that providers are providing fair and equitable access. 
  • The cost of providing nutritious meals and snacks 
  • Administration costs associated with marketing and booking places for FEAST-eligible children, parental liaison and engagement, at a value of no more than 10% of your total grant application. 

North Yorkshire’s rural nature may present barriers to some families accessing provision. Contribution to transport costs can be applied for in your grant application, however projects are asked to: 

  • Be innovative in approaches to physical accessibility – e.g., encourage, where relevant and possible, lift-shares, public transport, safe walking and cycle routes – including those led by project staff 
  • Consider community transport providers rather than commercial operations. More information is available from Go Local: http://www.golocal-northyorks.community/ 

Participants who still face transport-related barriers can request direct transport, at no cost, via the North Yorkshire Together website. This transport is limited, in terms of availability, frequency and distance, and uses North Yorkshire Council approved providers. 

You must apply via the online application found on our website HERE. 

If you wish, you can draft your answers on the Word document that can be downloaded from our website HERE 

WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE WORD DOCUMENT AS AN APPLICATION. 

If you send your application as a Word document, and/or do not complete all elements of the online application before the application deadline, your application will not be considered. 

No, this funding only covers the School Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.

The guidance on food provision is as follows:

All providers must provide at least 1 meal a day (breakfast, lunch, or an evening meal) and all food provided at FEAST activities (including snacks) must meet school food standards.

If a provider is open to both FEAST-funded and non-FEAST-funded places, it is vital that all the children attending are provided with an identical food offer and that FEAST funded children are treated equally. If children on non-FEAST-funded places are given the option to bring a packed lunch, then we expect the provider to ensure that children attending through FEAST have the same choice.

All food provided as part of the HAF programme must:

  • comply with regulations on food preparation
  • take into account allergies and dietary requirements (see the allergy guidance for schools in our food toolkit)
  • take into account any religious or cultural requirements for food

Alternatively, for providers who provide meals on-site, they could consider making the same healthy food available to all children, but with an additional charge for those non-HAF funded places.

Support

North Yorkshire Together will support providers in providing food and healthy eating activities as part of the FEAST programme. Training will be available at the Provider Information Sessions, and you can also access the FEAST programme food toolkit at any time.

If you have any questions about the food provision requirements for FEAST, please contact grants@northyorkshiretogether.co.uk

FEAST eligible children and young people live all across North Yorkshire, however their distribution is not equal. Similarly, the distribution of our Providers, and their relative specialisms, is not equally distributed. 

Whilst we are accepting applications from all districts and types of providers, we are especially interested in Providers who can deliver for those: 

  • 11+ 
  • With SEND  
  • Living in Ryedale and Selby 

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application the week following the closing date.

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