Trilogy Active’s Delight at Third-Year Funding to Support Children During School Holidays

Published on: March 30th 2023

Charitable Trust Trilogy Active says it is “delighted” to once again deliver free healthy meals and holiday activities to youngsters in Northampton following government funding.

During school holidays, Trilogy Active will deliver a daily four-hour initiative, including a healthy and nutritious meal, over five weeks, funded by the Department for Education for those young people aged 5 to 16 who are in receipt of free school meals.

“We are once again delighted to be playing our part in supporting children and families across Northampton this Easter,” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “Following its success over the last two years, it is more important than ever for our children to be more active during the school holidays and take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment.”

Trilogy Active, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre is offering the following daily provision this Easter:

  • 20 daily places at its Trilogy Sports Camp at Thomas Becket School for 5-13 years
  • 50 daily places at Berzerk Soft Play Centre for 5-10 years
  • 48 places across its Holiday Playscheme at Duston Sports Centre and Lings Forum Leisure Centre for 5-13 years
  • Ten one-month Junior Active memberships for young people aged 14-16 giving them access to Trilogy gyms, swimming pools, racket sports and cinema.

The programme, commissioned by Public Health Northamptonshire and delivered by Northamptonshire Sport following, is aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Northamptonshire’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.

To be eligible for funded places, children must be aged 5 to 16 and in receipt of benefits related to free school meals. 

“To be once again opening up our centres and our services to more children this Easter is something we are proud to be doing.” John Fletcher continued. “Just four years ago, the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton found that our work at Trilogy contributes in excess of £3.5 million economic benefit to the residents of Northampton and to ensure more people than ever, via this Government programme, can be part of that benefit is good news for us all.”

“We are genuinely looking forward to welcoming so many children to our centres this Easter.”