Local organisations and community groups are being encouraged to complete a survey and apply for funding to help deliver activities to children, young people and their families as part of this summer’s WV Holiday Squad.

The City of Wolverhampton Council would like to find out what types of activities are currently on offer for young people in the city and is also providing grants to organisations which would like to put on one off events or weekly sessions during the summer holidays.

They can be based around cooking, sports, play sessions, arts and crafts, family activities and more, but must be fun and engaging for children, young people and their families.

Successful applications will need to demonstrate value for money and have a proven track record of delivering successful activities for young people in the city. Activities can be online or face to face – the latter will need to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The events will form part of this WV Holiday Squad, which was set up by City of Wolverhampton Council to provide a wide range of activities for children, young people and their families during the school holidays.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I would encourage local organisations and community groups which have ideas for great summer activities, but do not have the funding in place, to apply so that they can help deliver another engaging and fun summer holiday for our city’s children and young people.”

The survey, which is the first step of the process, is available at Summer Activities - Existing Plans and Funding Application. To find out more, please contact Kush Patel at kush.patel@wolverhampton.gov.uk