COMMUNITY Group is pleased to be able to support our Partner Clubs in the delivery of free holiday camps for local children this summer.

Open to children and young people who are eligible for free school meals, local authorities are coordinating free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities, under the government’s Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) programme.

On behalf of our partner clubs, Community Group has secured funding to provide more than 280 free places per day across Bournville RFC, Chinnor RFC Thame, Esher Rugby, Richmond Rugby, Southend RFC and Stourbridge Rugby. Bournville RFC and Fylde Rugby Community Foundation have also received funding to supply free places on to their Wooden Spoon camps.

The aim of the programme is to make free places available to children eligible for and in receipt of free school meals for the equivalent of at least four hours a day, four days a week and six weeks a year split over Easter (one week), summer (four weeks) and Christmas (one week). A percentage of daily places in some local authority areas are also available for children who do not qualify for free school meals.

Managing Director of Community Group, Simon Price said: “We are proud to be able to support our communities in what can only be described as unprecedented times. Having been able to secure funding, we are providing six HAF programmes to children who may not have previously had access to summer camp activities. Our teams have been working on developing not only healthy eating menus, but also creating a safe and fun environment for all to enjoy. My thanks go to all of our staff who have worked diligently and tirelessly to ensure all children enjoy these camps.”

Summer HAF Camp dates

Bournville RFC – July 22-September 2 – Click HERE to book

Chinnor RFC Thame – August 3-31 – Click HERE to book

Esher Rugby – July 26-August 20 – Click HERE to book

Richmond Rugby – July 26-August 20 – Click HERE to book

Southend RFC – July 26-August 19 – Click HERE to book

Stourbridge Rugby – July 26-August 20 – Click HERE to book

If you would like to know more about how Community Group can support your club, please get in touch by clicking HERE.