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Holiday Provision

Since 2019 Catalyst have been working with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the VCSE to coordinate and deliver a range of free school holiday activities such as sports, music, cooking, gardening, drama and crafts to children and families across the Borough.

February Holiday Enrichment Funding is now closed!

There is a growing body of evidence of a holiday experience gap – with children from disadvantaged families less likely to access organised out-of-school activities; more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health and more likely to experience social isolation and learning loss. In addition, the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on mental health, wellbeing and financial insecurity is now well understood.

For 2021/22 Stockton-on-Tees, Public Health Team is funding half-term holiday provision for the February half term.

This smaller, targeted scheme is intended to work alongside and complement the DfE Holiday Activities Fund.

To become a provider please apply with the links provided below, if you have any questions on the above fund please email

The deadline to apply to be a provider for the February HEP fund is now closed, thank you for all of your submissions, the successful providers will be contacted in the near future.

We look forward to seeing what you and the young people get on with during the half-term. Please be sure to share on social media (with parental consent of course!) and be sure to tag the Catalyst page on Facebook as we always love seeing what the young people get up to at your provision!

Application Deadline

Monday 20th Dec 10am

Application links

Guidance Notes HERE

HEP Grant Application Form HERE

Registration Form HERE