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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) information for providers

Who can apply for funding and what can it be used for?

We welcome applications from a range of charities, CICs, private childcare organisations and schools. 

A few examples of providers we work with:

  • existing clubs or groups who are running a private (non-HAF) provision who would like to fund and open a few places directly to FSM families through the HAF booking system
  • schools or Community Centres who would like to set up a new club or activity day for children (we encourage providers to open their sessions up to all children and families, either through match funding or by offering paid places to non-eligible children)
  • community Groups who have a group of children that they would like to offer activity or support to over the school holiday periods 

Non-Lead Providers 

Part of our vision for HAF is to include a variety of different activities and new experiences for children and young people. 

If you have a workshop, venue or idea that you would like to offer to the HAF programme, please complete this form:

Form link TBC

Artist workshops can be promoted to our HAF network through Severn Arts, who coordinate a centralised arts offer (See ‘Golden Nuggets’) each holiday period.

For all other workshops we can share booking details and offer to our providers to coordinate directly.

Which holiday periods does the funding cover?

HAF funding is available for Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays. HAF funding does not cover half terms and cannot be used to offer provision during term time or half term.

Funding can be used to support a comprehensive, inclusive, and accessible offer, e.g., setting up new provision where needed, paying for additional staff to expand existing provision or to meet additional needs, etc.

Funding can also be used to support quality improvement, e.g., money to bring in activity providers such as sports coaches; money to establish partnerships with catering organisations.

Please contact us on if you would like to discuss funding options.