Holiday Activity and Food (HAF)


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We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Holiday fun and food is part of a national programme (Holiday Activity and Food) funded by the Department for Education.
Funds are available to every local authority in England to coordinate free holiday provision. It is available for children who receive free school meals (aged 5-16, Reception to Year 11). The programme includes healthy food and rich activities.
Children’s Services are leading on this programme in East Sussex. We are being supported by our Hastings Opportunity Area colleagues.
Following a successful pilot during the Easter break we are now building on that success to develop the summer and Christmas offer.
We are not looking for one provider. The development, delivery and coordination of the programme will be a collective effort. We welcome participation from schools, businesses, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. 
We want to hear from providers and/or schools who can deliver:
  • holiday activities and a nutritional meal during summer and Christmas holidays
  • for at least four hours a day over a four-day period (for a total of 4 weeks)
If you can, then please submit an expression of interest.
The deadline for all 2021 submissions is the April 30, 2021.
We are available to help support providers and schools develop their provision.
If you have any questions, or want to discuss a potential provision, please contact the team: