Partnership gives families summer of fun

Angus families are set for a summer to remember thanks to partnerships between Angus Council and more than 60 organisations across the county.

Mark Dowie
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 7:00am
Partnership gives families summer of fun

Working together, there is a wide range o fun activities, childcare and targeted support to children available to young people and families during the summer holidays.

The aim is to support low-income households to access free activities, childcare and food during the summer holidays, recognising the importance of widening the opportunities for children to play, socialise, get active and access a range of activities that broaden their experiences.

The summer programme is funded through Angus Council’s Holiday Food and Fun budget and the Scottish Government’s summer Holiday Food and Childcare 2022 programme.

Councillor Lloyd Melville, the council’s youth engagement and opportunities spokesperson, said: “Summer holidays are an exciting time for children and young people, but we know times are tough for families financially. The funding from Scottish Government and our own holiday food and fun budget means we can build on the success of previous activities we delivered last year and reach even more children this summer with our summer programme.

“We’re delighted to once again be working with partners throughout Angus to offer such a wide variety of activities, with some targeted support specifically for low-income households but with many events available for all our children, young people and families.

“We’re also pleased to offer a family bus pass throughout the school summer holidays, allowing adults to travel free of cost helping them get to the events on offer or to travel to the many beaches, parks and attractions in Angus for a fun day out.”

The activities include free swimming for school children with ANGUSalive, Murton Farm, footgolf sessions, Angus Cycle Hub’s free summer activity programme, Angus Council’s 16+ programme, activities with the Vibrant Communities Team throughout Angus, Community Sports Hubs, plus many more running across venues until Monday, August 15.

Details of what is on and how to book are available at​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

There’s also targeted support for specific children and families already working with organisations such as Angus Carers Centre, Angus Council services, Carlogie Fun Club, Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group, Glen Isla and Glen Clova Projects, Home-Start Angus, PAMIS and The Wee Childcare Company. This year’s offer also includes piloting free or affordable childcare provision for targeted groups of children. This provision will be expanded in 2023.

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