AntwerpEarlier this year, the City of Antwerp launched a call to youth organizations to increase the accessibility of their leisure offer. The results of that call are now available. The city will support six leisure providers in the organization of their holiday activities by providing resources in the form of an opportunity rate.
Opportunity rate offers 80% off the standard price. The difference between the standard price and the opportunity rate is shared by the organizer and the city. Six organizations will make use of this opportunity rate with the support of the city.
De Speelvogels vzw organizes holiday camps for toddlers and primary school children and will introduce an opportunity rate from the summer holidays of 2022. Through this support, Gekkoo vzw will increase the opportunity rate of its playgrounds and holiday camps from 50% to 80% from 2023. Holiday activities Kamp Zuid is a holiday program for toddlers and primary school children, run by students of Pedagogy of the Young Child and coached by a coordinator and teachers from Karel De Grote Hogeschool. They will introduce the opportunity rate from the autumn break of 2022.
Ankerwijs vzw of holiday activities De Woonboot organizes play weeks for toddlers and primary school children. They will charge an opportunity rate from 1 January 2023. Rekker vzw is a cultural education operation that takes children and young people on an audiovisual adventure in the universe of stop motion animation. They will introduce an opportunity rate from the autumn break of 2023. das Kunst vzw is a cultural education operation in which children and young people at the Kunstfabriek camps are supervised by professional artists. They will introduce the opportunity rate from the autumn break of 2023.
“We want every species to be able to enjoy the leisure offer in our city. For a parent, the price for registering the number of their species can form a barrier. we support our leisure providers in introducing an opportunity rate for holiday offerings,” said Alderman for Youth.
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