Published on
09 November 2020

The announcement of the Covid Winter Grant Scheme and the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, by the Govt, is a lifeline for vulnerable families and will help end holiday hunger says the UK's leading children's charity.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

“This new scheme is a lifeline for vulnerable families who are struggling and having to decide between feeding their families or heating their homes this winter. It will also help prevent ‘holiday hunger’ throughout 2021. 

“Barnardo’s and many other children’s charities have been asking the Government to do more for those we support, and this package is a welcome step forward.  

“We stand ready to work closely with Ministers, local authorities and other partners to keep children safe and healthy through this crisis and give them the best possible chance of a positive future.”