Healthy Holiday Club


A holiday club in Great Dawley has enjoyed activities and scrumptious food with a little help from a local community grant. The Great Dawley Breakfast Club was awarded £1000 though the Veolia EnviroGrant, an established funding scheme that supports local community groups.


The Great Dawley Breakfast Club is being run by Great Dawley Town Council in the school holiday to provide a free breakfast, including cereal, toast, and fresh fruit for the children and young people.  Those attending can also enjoy the free activities on offer, these activities include a gardening club every Wednesday in the school holidays where the children are encouraged to visit the Dawley Town Garden and grow items that can be used by the Breakfast Club, as well as pom pom making, mask making, pond dipping and other crafts.


Councillor Shaun Davies, Chair of Great Dawley Town Council said 'The Great Dawley Breakfast Club has been set up by the Town Council to provide a free breakfast for the children and young people within our community during the school holidays. Once again Veolia have worked with us by providing the grant funding to ensure this project can continue through the summer holiday and beyond'


The next Great Dawley Breakfast Club will be held at Dawley Town Hall during the summer holidays from 9.00am to 11.00am, the daily activities will be displayed on the Town Council’s website.  


Councillor Malcolm Randle, Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council said 'The Town Council is really pleased and honoured to receive the grant funding from Veolia to support the Great Dawley Breakfast Club and the local children within our community'.


EnviroGrant is currently open for applications - community groups can apply for up to £1000 for projects that benefit the community or the environment, the closing date is the end of July. The EnviroGrant funding is part of the added value initiatives secured by Telford & Wrekin Council through the Waste Service Contracts with Veolia. Application forms are available here or by contacting Ruth on [email protected] or 07824 545597