Issue details

Additional DfE funding for the Holiday Activities and Food Programme

Between October 2020 and January 2021 Bristol saw a 5% increase in the number of children in receipt of free school meals (FSM). It is likely that there will have been further increases in numbers since then. The Department for Education (DfE) has taken this additional need into consideration by allocating contingency funding directly to local authorities to further increase holiday and food provision for the 2021 summer holidays. In Bristol this equates to £140,300 of additional grant funding. This brings the overall funding received by Bristol City Council to £1,989,150. Bristol has already allocated 5/6ths, or £1,538,000, of the original funding for Easter and Summer holiday delivery. Coupled with the increase in FSM numbers this satisfies the DfE’s criteria for contingency funding.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/09/2021

Decision due: 2 Aug 2021 by Director: Education and Skills

Lead member: Marvin Rees, Mayor

Contact: Thomas Jarvis, Learning City Strategic Lead Email: Email: