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HUCSF To Help Fill The Holiday Gap

17 July 2019

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation are delighted to confirm that we have been successful in our application to the Hartlepool Borough Council “Filling the Holiday Gap” scheme.

The Filling the Holiday Gap scheme is designed to replace the term-time free school meals received by many children.

It aims to provide funding to public sector and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and other charitable groups to help them ensure families they are working with don't suffer acute food poverty during school holiday periods.

A total of £25,000 was made available to groups across the town for the summer scheme and part of this has been made available to HUCSF, which means we are now able to provide participants on our holiday soccer course with healthy snacks and lunches for free during the school holidays.

The summer scheme follows on from the success of several others which ran during the summer 2018, Christmas 2018 and Easter 2019 school holidays.

We understand that the holidays can be an expensive time for families and there is the added pressure of finding affordable childcare so with our holiday course being priced at just £10 per day (£25 for 3 days per week) and sibling discounts available we aim to provide parents with a fun, safe place for their children to go and have exercise and make friends without breaking bank.

Now that we can offer free healthy lunch and snacks, there is even more incentive to book your place with HUCSF.

We are running Wednesday-Friday every week of the holidays from 31st July at Brierton Sports Centre.

To book your place call Sarah on 01429 862595 or email

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