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Barnsley Council launches COVID 19 Winter Grant Scheme

 

Barnsley Council is launching a COVID-19 winter grant scheme using almost £1m of funding provided by the government boosted by a further £300K of council funding to further enhance the offer

 

The scheme will provide support to vulnerable households across the borough over the winter months with a focus on households with children who access Free School Meals, including those in pre-school.

 

Families will receive a £15 voucher for each child for each week of the Christmas and February half-term holidays. There will be no need to apply if you are already receiving free school meals. Details of how to access vouchers will be distributed to families before the Christmas break. If you think your child may be entitled to a free school meal, please see the Free School Meals page on our website.

 

Additional funding will also be provided to help the same families eligible for Free School Meals, with the costs of fuel and energy over the winter months. Families will be able to claim a one-off grant payment of £80.

 

If you received the £15 payment for October half term, you do not need to apply as we already have your details, and a payment will automatically be made. If you did not receive a payment in October, you will need to apply for the winter grant payment. The application form can be found here www.barnsley.gov.uk/wintergrantpayment

 

A wider package of support is also available to help families through the extension of the healthy holidays programme delivered by the Good Food Barnsley Partnership with Area Councils and other local organisations to provide food to the most vulnerable in our community.

 

Councillor Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: “The pandemic has hit families in our borough hard and caused a lot of financial hardship in the past nine months.

 

“Being in Tier Three, followed by another national lockdown, and now returning to Tier Three restrictions has made it more difficult for people to support their families.

 

“Therefore, we welcome the government support, which will help approximately 11,000 children and 6,500 households in Barnsley during this continued difficult time and supplement the ongoing work of our emergency financial hardship funding, which remains available for our residents.”

 

To access the funding, visit barnsley.gov.uk/money-advice-and-support. This page also has details of other financial support available, including the Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) scheme.

 

Please note if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and in receipt of universal free school meals, you will only qualify for the above payments if your child would be entitled under the benefits-related free school meal scheme. Please check here for details and how to apply if you have not already done so.

 

For enquiries, please contact 01226 787 787 and select option 3.

 

Here is where you can find help, advice and support whilst children are not in school. 

Active Fusion - Parent packs below for ‘PE From Home’ activities. 

Well Being Easter pack
Children's Guide to Coronavirus
Advice for parents and carers
What to do if your child is unwell
School Expectations

Free books on Kindle

 

Twitter

 

Please continue to follow up to date activities via our school Twitter account. 

https://twitter.com/BurtonRoadPrima

 

Feel free to share your child's work via their individual class Twitter pages. 

 

Nursery https://twitter.com/BrpsNursery

Class 1 https://twitter.com/Class189784360

Class 2 https://twitter.com/Class230137509

Class 3 https://twitter.com/Class326102213

Class 4 https://twitter.com/class4brps

Class 5 https://twitter.com/Class5brps

Class 6 https://twitter.com/Class673506855

Class 7 https://twitter.com/Class712200312

Class 8 https://twitter.com/8Brps

Class 9 https://twitter.com/Class915

Class 10 https://twitter.com/10Brps

Class 11  https://twitter.com/Class1117

Class 12 https://twitter.com/Class129

Covid-19 Time Capsule Activity Booklet
Useful website links
Keeping Active

Keeping active is very important whilst you are not at school. Have a go at Joe Wicks' daily PE lesson at 9am every weekday morning. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Also these stories are fun ways of trying out yoga. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga