Ministers have committed to make holiday childcare provision available to all children from low-income families by 2023, starting with delivery of a summer 2022 offer to provide coordinated access to food, childcare, and activities during the school holidays.

To achieve this, Scottish Government have allocated funding to help support local partners deliver School Summer Holiday Clubs to children and young people from low-income households.

Funding up to £10k is available - If your project requires more than £10k please contact as soon as possible and before applying so we can consider other options.

Applications should be submitted by Friday 27 May 2022.

Who is the funding intended to reach?

Funding is aimed at school aged children aged 5-14 who are most likely to be experiencing disadvantage due to continued poverty. Around 9 in 10 children living in poverty are from households with one or more of the priority family characteristics identified in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan; therefore 85% of this funding is intended to be targeted at children and young people from the priority family groups below: and should be targeted (but not limited) at children and young people from the priority family groups:

  • Children from lone parent families
  • Children from ethnic minority families
  • Children from families with a disabled adult or child
  • Children from families with a young mother (under 25)
  • Children from families with a child under 1 year old
  • Children from larger families (3+ children)

The remaining 15% of the funding can be used flexibly to reach other children, including under-fives and older children, who would benefit from access to free holiday clubs, food and activities could include, but is not limited to:

  • Children from other low-income families
  • Care experienced children and young people
  • Young carers
  • Children in need of protection
  • Children supported by a child's plan
  • Children with ASN
  • Children who have undergone significant transitions, for example, starting in ELC, primary or secondary school

How to apply

Download and complete an application form, returning it no later than Friday 27 May 2022.

Application form

Completed application forms and any supporting documents should be returned via email to

If you are unable to send the application electronically, please send a copy to the following address:

Fairer Falkirk
Falkirk Council
The Forum, Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

Support is available to help you develop your application

Help completing the application

For help completing your application, including how you can promote food and activities towards the target groups, contact:

Help organising activities

For advice on how to organise activities for children and young people contact:

Help with capacity building

For help with capacity building, applying for funding, and governance support contact CVS Falkirk:

Menu ideas

For menu ideas, portion guidance, resources, and training to support the food provision of funding contact or visit: