School Holiday Support for Families

At Perennial we believe every child should have the opportunity to grow and flourish. A childhood should be a magical adventure of exploration and learning, rich in colour and experiences. We want every child to have a happy healthy childhood and be able to take part in the same activities as their friends. At Perennial we understand that many parents and carers, despite careful budgeting, are worrying about meeting the everyday costs of raising a family.

We know that if we get it right in the early years, children will thrive throughout school and into their adult lives. Happy children make happy adults.

We want to help ease the pressures that families are facing especially the additional costs school holidays bring and can offer support when you need it the most.

The details of the support we can offer and how to access it are below. If you or your family needs help urgently you can also speak to one of our team on 0800 093 8510 or email .

Who we help

We help people working in any area of the horticulture industry.

You can request our help if you are working or your last job was in horticulture or if you have now retired from the industry and if any one of the following apply to you:

Your child or children are currently eligible for free school meals

✔ You have an annual household income below £25,000 (gross) and/or are in receipt of means tested benefits

✔ You have experienced an unexpected crisis or life-changing event

If one of the above points applies, you must then be:

Able to demonstrate the difference funds would make to your family

✔ Living in the UK and are eligible to work and apply for public funds

(Evidence of the above may be requested)

How we help

During the school holidays Perennial can provide your family with support towards:

✔ Childcare costs (including holiday activity clubs e.g. play schemes)

✔ Food costs incurred while the child/ren are not receiving free school meals

Please note: this programme is to support childcare costs, not family days out

What we can provide

✔ Childcare costs – up to a maximum of £400 per child for the summer holiday

✔ Food costs – up to a maximum of £150 per child for the summer holiday