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Many have already booked their holidays, others will soon be looking for their summer resting place. Conversely, some cannot afford to go on vacation. The reasons are many: constant inflation, rising fuel prices or even rising holiday prices. Suffice to say that even if they are supposed to be a deserved and essential rest, they are not within everyone’s reach and become a source of stress due to expenses. But that would be about to change, since the government has decided to put in place a series of measures aimed at helping the most vulnerable French people.

As announced this Friday, April 21, 2023 by Olivia Grégoire, Minister responsible for small and medium-sized enterprises, Trade, Crafts and Tourism, an aid system intended for French people in difficulty will be put in place. As explained to our colleagues from Ouest-France, the minister mentioned these measures aimed at supporting “fragile” people in moments of rest.

These people include the elderly who are isolated or in a precarious situation, women who are victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as children cared for by child welfare services (ASE). This last category of people gives its name to the device “They on vacation”, as explained by our colleagues from Au Feminine.

This measure aims to help the 4 out of 10 French people who do not go on vacation every year, as indicated by INSEE figures. The State thus wishes to increase the envelope of the National Agency for Holiday Vouchers (ANCV) by around 3.5 million euros. These three actions mentioned above target nearly 15,000 people and will allow “4,600 people to leave” this summer, presents Olivia Grégoire.

Young people in priority urban policy neighborhoods (QPV) also benefit from additional aid from the ANCV (National Agency for Holiday Vouchers). The Ministry of the Economy is joining this project in order to complete the measures already put in place by the National Education by granting 1 million euros as part of the financing of “learning colos”.

Children aged 3 to 17 from priority neighborhoods and children with disabilities are included in this scheme. In the same age group, children who come under child welfare or households whose family quotient is less than or equal to 1,500 euros are part of this service. State aid is 500 euros per child.

Launched by Olivia Grégoire, this experiment is intended to be “dedicated to the children of QPV employees and business leaders” and is already accessible via the ANCV. Parents will only have to pay a remaining charge of 50 euros in order to send their child to camp. The device should allow 2,500 children in addition to be able to discover the “learning camp”.

People residing in Overseas France are affected by an experiment in aid for departure as part of the “Destination France” program. For the second year in a row, financial aid will be paid via the ANCV for the inhabitants of overseas territories, thanks to an investment of 1.4 million euros. Last year, half of the seniors had the opportunity to leave and this measure is therefore extended. “The idea is to see how far we can go to make the measure sustainable,” continues Olivia Grégoire.