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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in Worcestershire (Schools)

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Applications to be a part of the HAF Programme are accepted through our provider portal linked below, please read these pages to find out what you can use HAF funding for, programme expectations and requirements. 

When you are ready, create an account to apply for funding here:

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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, to children in every local authority in England. The programme will cover the Easter, Summer and Winter holidays in 2022. For more information on the national programme please visit  Holiday activities and food programme 2021 from GOV.UK 

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