Cash boost for Never Hungry Again fund

Children and young people in lower-income families will be supported to stay healthy and happy over the Easter school holidays, thanks to a new round of grants under the Never Hungry Again fund.

Since Calderdale Council, the Community Foundation for Calderdale, The Piece Hall Trust and other partner organisations launched the fund in October 2020 to end child hunger for good, kind donations from across the borough have raised over £100,000 to keep the most disadvantaged children well-fed and healthy.

The Council and the Community Foundation have now added a further £55,000 to the fund to provide extra support during the Easter break, for families who are struggling financially due to COVID-19.

This will add to the healthy food and activity parcels which the Council will already be distributing just before schools close for Easter, to children who are eligible for free school meals and other lower-income families.

Calderdale voluntary and community organisations are invited to apply for a share of the £55,000 to continue their existing work or identify new projects for children and young people during the two weeks of the Easter holidays.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 18 March and payments are due to be made to successful applicants by early April.

To apply for a grant, please visit https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/Generalover1500/neverhungryagaineaster

For more information and to get involved in the Never Hungry Again campaign:

www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/tackling-poverty-calderdale/food-support/never-hungry-again