CHILDREN from low-income households will be able to take part in football sessions thanks to a grant designed to keep children healthy throughout the holidays.

The Holiday Activity and Food Programme is a government-led scheme which distributes funding to community groups across the country.

Reds in the Community received a portion of the funding to help keep children who are eligible for free school meals entertained, and fed throughout the Christmas holidays.

The charity has organised a series of free football bootcamps – called Fit and Fed with the Reds – that will be held in the coming week.

CEO of Reds in the Community, Paul France said: “Reds in the Community are the needs-led charitable arm of Barnsley FC.

“Our aim is to use the brand of Barnsley FC to help to address some of the local inequalities and social issues.

“School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes.

“For some children that can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families.”

For a full run down of the Fit and Fed with the Reds events, click here.