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Active Essex Christmas vouchers

Active Essex are pleased to be delivering the Essex ActivAte holiday activity and food programme across Essex on behalf of Essex County Council.  This is a national programme that is funded through the Department for Education.  Through the December school holidays, Essex ActivAte will deliver FREE face to face holiday clubs for primary school aged children who are eligible for benefits based free school meals, as well as specialist clubs for SEND pupils and mental wellbeing hubs.


There are a range of clubs taking place across Basildon for the December school holidays.  In total there are 20 clubs taking place across the Basildon District with a mix of mainstream, SEND and Mental Wellbeing support clubs.  All clubs run for at least 4 hours each day (with the exception of mental wellbeing hubs that run for 2.5 hours).  The clubs will provide a mix of physical activity, enrichment activity, nutritional education and will provide at least 1 healthy meal.


In order to make the booking process easier, we are delighted to announce that Essex County Council have partnered with Evouchers.  Many of you will be familiar with them through the free school meal vouchers scheme.  


Evouchers will be available for those families who ar eligible for free school meals from 12th November and will allow them access to a direct booking link and priority booking on the Essex ActiVate programme.  


Once vouchers are received, parents are able to book their children on to activities for the December holiday.  Step-by-step instructions can be found in the following article - 

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