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Registration for holiday activities is done directly with the respective provider/organiser of the activity.
The offers and contact/registration options can be found in the adjacent brochure, which is also available as a handy printed copy at the information desk in the town hall (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 52-58) and at the municipal department for youth, family, school and sport (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 77).
Financing participation through the education and participation package
Children and young people from low-income families also have the opportunity to participate in the holiday games and holiday camps. Provided that you
- benefits according to SGB II (especially unemployment benefit II or social benefit) or
- social assistance according to SGB XII or according to §2 AsylbLG or
- housing benefit or
- child supplement
your children are entitled to benefits from the education and participation package.
Children and young people under the age of 18 have a credit of 15 euros per month for club, cultural or holiday activities, e.g. to participate in the holiday games and holiday camps listed in this brochure, or to take part in sports or music lessons. Participation in the reliable summer holiday games is possible without any personal contribution and thus without burdening the budget - see below for more information.
You can use the amount for leisure and cultural activities in monthly instalments of up to 15 euros or as a saved total amount (max. 12 months = 180 euros) for a special activity. Always take into account the period of eligibility.
In Bocholt, the association jusina e.V. provides advice on the education and participation package with the aim of submitting applications and follow-up applications so that children and young people from families with low incomes can claim this financial support. Associations, schools and day-care centres are also given comprehensive information on all benefits of the education package and the Münsterland Card.
For information, advice and to make an appointment, please contact
Adenauerallee 59, 46399 Bocholt
You can also obtain further general information at www.bildungspaket.bmas.de
Paying with the Münsterland Card: Simple - unbureaucratic - secure
Since January 2017, anyone who is entitled to benefits from the education and participation package has received the Münsterland Card. Eligible children and young people use it to pay for day trips, school trips, lunch, learning support, club fees and holiday games directly on site, without paper vouchers or cash.
Whether school, club, music school, day-care centre or holiday play provider: Simply show the Münsterland Card, the provider notes the data and settles the account via the internet - fast, simple, unbureaucratic and secure.
You can get the card in Bocholt from your case worker in the Social Welfare Department or from your personal contact at the Job Centre. Further information on the Münsterland Card is available on the Internet at www.kreis-borken.de.
IMPORTANT: Assumption of the costs of reliable summer holiday play offers
The Youth, Family, School and Sports Department of the City of Bocholt assumes the costs for the reliable holiday play offers during the summer holidays for children who are holders of a Münsterland Card. This means that the credit balance of the Münsterland Card remains unaffected and available for other leisure activities.
The prerequisite for this is that a copy of the Münsterland Card of the respective child is submitted as proof to the respective provider of the holiday games when registering for the holiday games.