Summer Schemes and Clubs
This summer, there are plenty of activities, clubs and schemes in Flintshire and beyond which residents might find helpful. See below for a list – and if you know of any not included here, please email email@example.com and we’ll get it added to the list.
HELP FOR FAMILIES THIS SUMMER
FOOD AND FUN SCHEME
Just over 11,000 places will be offered through the Wales-wide Food and Fun scheme this summer, at 117 schemes. This will be the first summer all 22 local authorities operate the scheme.
SUMMER SOCCER FUND
Applications are open immediately and clubs and community organisations interested in the Summer Soccer Fund can find out how to apply on the Innovate to Grow section of the OPCC website here.
FREE CHILDCARE SCHEME
Do you need help with childcare costs? Under the Childcare Offer for Wales, you could claim up to 30 hours of early education and childcare a week, for up to 48 weeks of the year. This government-funded childcare scheme aims to lessen the burden of childcare costs.
HEALTHY START SCHEME
If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. You’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops to buy items such as milk, fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, instant formula milk, Healthy Start vitamins
The Trussell Trust has a network of foodbanks across Wales which work to tackle food poverty and hunger. They work with referral agencies to issue food vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis and can provide a here-day emergency food parcel.
Click here for more details | CALL: 01352 757235
ASK FOR ELLEN
As schools begin to close for the summer holidays, Warburtons have partnered with Morrisons café to launch Ask for Ellen to support families through the holidays. Receive a portion of two standard crumpets, with butter and jam, for free – no questions asked. It runs until August 13th.
FIT, FED AND READ
Fit, Fed and Read is a campaign that seeks to promote change in the lives of young people and create opportunities. The programme gives children and young people the opportunity to take part in fun physical activity and enjoy nutritious, healthy meals during the school holidays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MONEY SAVING EXPERT
The Money Saving Expert has published a guide to accessing free or cheap food, for groceries and at restaurants.
FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL SUMMER PLAYSCHEMES
The schemes are delivered in partnership with local town and community councils, alongside Welsh Government, and registration has been open since the start of July.
ASDA cafés have ‘kids eat free’ scheme and kids can eat for free at any Tesco café when an adult makes a purchase in the café and scans their Clubcard during the summer holidays. If you’re visiting a Morrisons café you can get a free kids’ meal when purchasing an adult main meal for £4.49 or more. There are lots more ideas at: www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-restaurant-deals/#kids
PARKFIELDS COMMUNITY FRIDGE
Parkfields Community Fridge is open every Monday and Thursday from 10am-11.30am each week. All local residents of Mold are welcome to come along (please bring your own bags). Plus, their Community Café is open from 9.30am for you to have something to eat and drink while you wait inside.
Parkfields Community Fridge – Community Centre, Ash Grove, Mold CH7 1TB | email@example.com | 01352 756337
KIDS EAT FREE
Heart FM have compiled a list of restaurants chains which are offering free meals to children this summer.
Held at Parkfields Community Centre, safe, fun clubs for primary-aged children with lots of activities. Pre-registering is required Wednesday 3.30pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-12noon.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 01352 756337
SUMMER HUBS AT THEATR CLWYD
Try something new and make some friends and gain confidence. If your young person is interested in the arts, music, dance, drama, Theatr Clwyd’s summer hubs might be just the ticket. Hubs run until August 14 between 11am and 4pm, suitable for ages five to 16.
TRANSPORT FOR WALES
Planning a daytrip this summer? When accompanied by a fare paying adult on a Transport for Wales rail service, up to two children under 16 can travel for free.
REFURBS COMMUNITY FRIDGE
The Community Fridge is open to everyone in the local community – without any need to be referred or having to prove eligibility. They can access fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. Please only bring one small carrier bag to fill and, if you are able, make a small donation.
1-3, Aber Park Industrial Estate, Aber Road, Flint Flintshire CH6 5EX | 01352 734111 | email@example.com
CLAIM WHAT’S YOURS
You may be entitled to benefits that can support you in a variety of ways. If you are unsure about which benefits you can claim, Advicelink Cymru can help you to check and claim the support you are entitled to. The helpline is free and confidential.
CALL: 0808 250 5700
The Table is open between 12 and 1.30pm on Mondays in St Peter’s Church, Rose Hill, Holywell. St Peter’s has provided much needed practical, spiritual and emotional support to our community and they have recently re-launched the Table, which hopes to make this project sustainable for the long-term. There are no barriers to attending and we are open to all.
COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to pay less council tax. This may be the case if you live in a low-income household, live alone, are disabled or are a student.
SCHOOL UNIFORM EXCHANGE
Help reduce the cost of schooling in Flintshire by donating your unwanted or unused school uniform – all donated school uniforms will be available for sale in Nightingale House Hospice shops throughout Flintshire at a fraction of high street prices.