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Space2Grow #24 - Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) Fund, Summer and Winter 2022

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BACE Holidays is a project delivered in partnership with Barnet Council and funded by the Department for Education to offer children and young people who currently receive free school meals access to enriching activities and a healthy lunch over the holidays.

Space2Grow#24 is the latest instalment of holiday activity grants to distribute central government funding to Young Barnet Foundation members delivering engaging activities and healthy meals during the Summer and Winter 2022 school holiday period.

Young Barnet Foundation members can find out more information and resources linked to the BACE Holidays programme on our HAF Webpage or view the information video below.


For private company providers looking to deliver HAF in Barnet, you will need to apply via the Council.  Please visit their website HERE

Information, Training & Resources

Young Barnet Foundation members can find out more information and resources linked to the BACE Holidays programme on our HAF Webpage or view the information video below.


For private company providers looking to deliver HAF in Barnet, you will need to apply via the Council.  Please visit their website HERE

Application Process

Key information: 


Information Webinar: Thursday 26th May; 11:00am - View this here 

Application open date:  19th May 2022

Closing Date for previous BACE providers: 10th June 2022 

Closing Date for New BACE providers: 24th June 2022 

Awards Announced: No Later than the 30th June 2022

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We are pleased to confirm £169,266 of funding to 17 Young Barnet Foundation members delivering Enriching and Physical Activities, alongside Nutritional Education and the provision of food during the Summer Holiday 2022 period, under the Department for Education’s ‘Holiday Activity Fund’ programme, administered by Barnet Council.  The funding is for school age children aged 5-16 years old.   The primary beneficiaries of the programme are intended to be Free School Meal eligible children, but the programme can include support for children and young people facing hardship and to target geographical hotspots showing high levels of economic disadvantage, obesity and deprivation.

The organisations funded are:

Resources for Autism - £2,128
We will offer a mixture of fun enriching activities that will include arts, sports, dance and healthy eating. All of our activities are tailored to the individual needs of children and young people and aim to help them socialise with their peers, increase their confidence, develop their communication skills and reduce their isolation. Our summer holiday scheme will offer a safe environment for our young people to express themselves freely with no judgment amongst people who understand them. Some of our activities will include, smoothie making, painting, karaoke.

F.U.S.E  - £13,680
FUSE is an open access youth club that offers children and young people community-based safe 
spaces where they can meet with their friends, and engage in meaningful youth-centred activities such as; sport, arts and crafts, discussions, workshops, offsite trips, hair and beauty, filming, and healthy eating.

Children and young people can come to FUSE and speak with trained youth workers and build trusting relationships through fun and social activities. We can signpost CYP and families to other local support services if they need additional help.

KickOff@3  - £12,160
KickOff@3 will deliver another four hour a day, four week programme that will be football, fitness and multi-sports orientated, this will be based at London Academy School and will also include educational workshops and talks from our close connections, including but not limited to: exploitation talks, future education, volunteering and employment pathways, health, wellbeing and nutrition talks, knife crime workshops and first aid to name some that we will explore.

As an additional incentive for those who regularly attend our programme, we will also go on a trip at the end of the 2nd and 4th week, as well as provide a fun and inclusive activity at the end of the 1st and 3rd week. We will also provide a hot meal to each attending young person that will be healthy and nutritious.

Fresh Arts - £4,960
We deliver an arts based programme. Children participate in an hour of dance a day and do singing, arts and crafts, drama and outdoor play. We teach children about a healthy lifestyle through the arts and do activities in art based around healthy eating. Last summer we also did pottery, tie-dye and planting.

ArtsDepot - £3,553
We will be offering a total of 45 children & young people (aged 7-17) places on a two week Inclusive Summer Camp delivered by Impact Kidz theatre company at artsdepot. 17 children & young people who are participating will be in receipt of free school meals - all children will receive a hot lunch for free.

The participants do daily rehearsals and workshops working towards a final production on Saturday 27th August in our Pentland Theatre. There will be a break out space to help those with ADHD and Autism to take chill out breaks if necessary where they can do art and craft tasks. The team includes 10 arts and youth workers including a specialist in inclusive theatre. The project develops performance and communication skills and develops friendships across different socio-economic groups.

Barnet Community Projects - £9,120
Our Lunch Club provides a dedicated sports session 9:30am to 11:30am every morning including football, basketball, American football, rounders and dodgeball for all abilities. Between 11:30am and 1:00pm we offer arts & crafts, MMA, dance & drama activities. At 1:00pm we serve a healthy nutritious fresh
ly prepared meal.

Axis Educational Trust - £11,400
Axis Educational Trust is organising an enrichment activity programme encouraging children and young people to engage in play by offering a range of materials and ideas to inspire and challenge them. They will provide fun sessions including art, outdoor sports activities such as football, basketball, and athletics in the multi-use game area and indoor sports activities such as table tennis and acting. They will also serve hot food, healthy snacks, and refreshments during lunch break for the children receiving free school meals.


The programme will support the families for ‘Healthy Eating and Keeping Well’. The sessions will take place in North London Grammar School in Colindale, Barnet between 10 am-2pm, Monday to Thursday daily between 8-25 August 2022 during the Summer School holiday.

Stonegrove Estates Youth Project - £2,572
Delivery will consist of a programme of activities that supports beneficiaries personal and social development and promoting their mental health and well-being. Providing various learning, social and fitness activities such as hair and nail art, sporting, cooking and arts & craft including an activity that provides nutritional education. This will be for approximately 20 beneficiaries for 4 days a week over a period of 2 weeks. Beneficiaries will be age appropriately separated and engage in separate activities.


On occasion all beneficiaries will engage in activities together as part of team working activities e.g cooking and lunch will be provided for all age groups together. Providing a safe and secure space delivered by qualified and experienced staff . the basis of our delivery will be similar to that of our delivery for HAF Holiday Funding during Summer 2021.

Stonegrove Community Trust - £13,680
OneStonegrove in partnership with FUSE will be offering an open access youth club during the summer for children and young people in the community and surrounding areas. Providing a community-based safe space where children and young people can meet with their friends, create new friendships and engage in meaningful youth centered activities such as; sport, arts and crafts, discussions, workshops, offsite trips, hair and beauty, filming, music production and healthy eating. Children and young people can come to the community center and speak with trained youth workers and build trusting relationships through fun and social activities, and get signposting support for themselves and their families.

The Hope of Childs Hill - £15,200
Our Wellness-Nutrifit Camps will encourage low-income families who use Basing Hill Park to engage in leisure activities, community workshops about nutrition and sports such as cycling, walking, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and tennis during the school holidays.


Our projects goal is to make nutritious choices appealing along with sharing the many benefits of playing multiple sports which include fewer overuse injuries, improved decision-making skills and mental health, better overall athleticism, a more diverse peer social network, and exposure to different playing styles. Each registered participant will take part in a number of daily fitness activities and will be offered a hot nutritious meal and access to free drinking water on a daily basis.

Somali Bravanese Welfare Association - £12,160
SBWA will be providing a mixed arts, sports and media summer enrichment Programme for mixed ages and backgrounds.

Tzivos Hashem - £9,500
A variety of activities, from crafts, sports to trips as well as external providers coming in to do fun and educational activities like mad science experiments, magic or music and more. Different children have different talents or likes, so we try to do a variety of activities.

Living Way Ministries - £5,452
Our holiday delivery will include more time spent developing social and life skills through various activities such Martial Arts, Music & Dance sessions, CY&P (Children/Youth & Parents) weekly session and Cookery sessions with nutritional advice during parental participation. Our residential leadership challenge is the much anticipated activity in August as the over 14s of our participants look forward to becoming Youth Team Leaders (YTL).

Cricklewood Boxing Club - £24,320
Continuation of previous school break club including a range of sports, trips to local play areas and provision of a hot meal each day, catering for the age range 9-16 years old.

Ball Out Community - £6,000
Basketball based Summer Holiday Activity scheme in Hendon Park. The program features free coaching where you can come along and be coached by some of London's best coaches. You will be picking up new skills a
nd developing your game.

Bloomsbury Football Foundation - £7,200
Our Summer HAF programme, hosted at St James’ Catholic High School, will engage mixed gendered seven- to fourteen-year-olds. These football sessions are led by an FA-qualified Bloomsbury coach (alongside five support coaches) and will include technical drills, competitive games, and play-to-learn sessions. Each play-to-learn session will be designed to improve a specific aspect of a child’s development (eg communication skills or self-esteem). Sessions will cater to young people of all abilities, and will be geared towards inclusivity. Bloomsbury’s coaches are experienced in making young people from traditionally disenfranchised backgrounds feel comfortable  and providing a welcoming experience to young people for whom football can often be viewed as intimidating (notably girls) will be a major goal of our project.

Unitas - £12,160
Unitas Holiday Club is an amazing provision for 8-12 year olds from across Barnet. Utilising our 
fantastic facility, we are able to offer a full range of activities - arts and crafts, multimedia, music, cooking, sports, gym, performing arts, outdoor games, indoor games (pool, table tennis etc), special challenge-based activities in teams etc. We will also be including a special focus on food and healthy eating. In addition, there will be at least one trip and a big party activity at the end of each week. All activities are fully supervised, we provide breakfast and lunch each day and parents can choose to collect at either 3pm or 6pm - whichever works for them.

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Space2Grow #24 is funded by the Department of Education Holiday Activity fund and delivered in partnership with London Borough of Barnet. 

Space2Grow, Space2Grow Childrens and Young People's Fund and Logo are branding of Young Barnet Foundation and relate to the small grant funding rounds distributed by Young Barnet Foundation on behalf of the charity and our partners. 

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