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Derby Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF) Funding 2024

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme aims to provide enriching activities and a healthy meal for disadvantaged children in the Easter, Summer, and Christmas school holidays. This programme supports the Government’s commitment to establish a Flexible Childcare Fund to increase the availability of high quality and affordable, flexible childcare.

This Department for Education funding has been made available by Derby City Council to enable local groups to provide holiday activities and food to school aged children from reception to Year 11 (inclusive) who are eligible for free school meals in Derby.

School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. For some children, that can lead to a holiday experience gap.

The aim of this funding is to provide one nutritious meal each day and to make the positive benefits of holiday clubs available to eligible children for four hours a day, for four days a week as follows:

  • for one week of the Easter school holidays,  
  • for four weeks of the summer school holiday period and
  • for one week of the winter school holidays.

Community Action Derby is administering an Expression of Interest process on behalf of Derby City Council and is looking to engage with a wide network of community-based or private organisations, including existing holiday care providers, schools, sports coaching organisations, creative and performing arts providers etc.

Potential providers can apply for a grant to deliver the HAF programme over one, two or all three holiday periods in the 2024-25 school year. 
There have been some changes to the provider competencies this year so please read the guidance fully before applying and contact the HAF team should you have any questions. 
The HAF team are able to read potential applications and offer advice up to a week before the application window closes on the 8th December 2023. 

For the full information please download the HAF 2024 Guidance Notes. To apply, please download the HAF 2024 Expression of Interest Form and when completed, return it by email only to

EOI should be received by 23:59 on Friday 8 December 2023.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Meet the Funder Event - Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire is a local funder with a supportive and friendly approach. Applications have an average 90% success rate, with over 50% of their grants going to smaller organisations with an income of less than £50,000.

Foundation Derbyshire will present an overview of the funding streams they have available and how to apply. This will be followed by a Q&A session and the opportunity to work on your own application supported by Foundation Derbyshire colleagues and the Community Action Derby Community Services Team.

Book your place here

Derbyshire Integrated Sexual Health Service Community Action Fund

Derbyshire Integrated Sexual Health Services (ISHS) is looking to fund organisations and groups which work with communities most vulnerable to poor sexual health. 

To support the National HIV Strategy interim ambition of an 80% reduction in the number of people first diagnosed with HIV in England by 2025, ISHS is focusing the 2023/24 round of the Community Action Fund on HIV prevention and is looking to support projects with a focus on opportunities for HIV prevention (e.g. safer sex, condom provision, access to PrEP); HIV testing (promoting/hosting point of care testing, on-line screening, testing in clinic) and/or tackling stigma (e.g. education, use of language, normalising HIV prevention).

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday 1 December 2023 (World AIDS Day)

For more information / to apply please download the application form

Help with flooding costs for Derby residents and businesses

Residents and businesses across Derby can apply for funding to help them recover from the impact of Storm Babet.  

Support is available through a Government scheme known as the Flood Recovery Framework, which is used in exceptional circumstances to help councils and communities following severe flooding:

  • Flooded households can apply for up to £500 to help with immediate costs.  
  • Households and businesses significantly affected by recent flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months.
  • Small-to-medium sized businesses will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.  
  • Eligible flood-hit property owners will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2023. Payment to eligible households and businesses will be processed as soon as possible.

For more information / to apply please visit the Derby City Council website

Derby Association of Community Partners Funding Opportunity

The Derby Association of Community Partners (DACP) is an established voluntary organisation for tenants, community groups and other partner agencies.

Who can apply?
To apply for a grant from DACP you must be a community group, a voluntary or not for profit organisation, or a local resident delivering a project/service in Derby City that benefits the local community and Derby Homes tenants.

What does DACP fund?
You can apply for a grant to fund a project or initiative that aims to benefit the local community. The following is an idea of the items that are covered:

  • Equipment
  • Training
  • Events
  • Publicity
  • Start-up Costs

How much can you apply for?
As DACP only funds smaller projects, the maximum amount DACP would advise you to apply for is £2500. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and larger awards may be granted for exceptional projects which are considered to provide good value for money.

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