Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in Worcestershire

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Funding is available for activities and food provision offered over the Winter period 2021.

On these pages, you will find information about what you can use the HAF funding for, how to apply, programme expectations and resources.

If you have any questions about the HAF Programme please contact us directly: providers@hafworcestershire.co.uk

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What is the HAF programme?

On 8 November 2020, the Government announced that HAF programme, which has provided healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children since 2018, will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021, to children in every local authority in England. The programme will cover the Easter, summer and Winter holidays in 2021. For more information on the national programme please visit Holiday activities and food programme 2021 from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

The purpose of this funding is to provide free holiday provision, which includes healthy food and enriching activities, to school-aged children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM).

The funding makes activities, food and support directly available to families through local providers throughout the Winter period.

The provision should aim to support children, young people and families to:

  • eat more healthily
  • be more active
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities
  • be safe and not isolated
  • have greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • be more engaged with school and other services