Holiday activity and food (HAF)


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Our Holiday food and fun is part of a national programme (Holiday Activity and Food).  The DfE (Department for Education) provide the funding for this programme.

The national programme

Since Easter 2021, all local authorities in England coordinate some free holiday provision. The clubs provide healthy food and enriching activities to school aged children (Reception to Year 11) . The provision is free for children who receive benefit-related free school meals. In October 2021 the DfE confirmed funding for this programme for at least the next three financial years.

HAF in East Sussex

Children’s Services are leading on this programme in East Sussex. We also have a network of providers, schools and other partner organisations. The development, delivery and coordination of the programme is a collective effort. To help develop the programme, we encourage participation from:
  • schools
  • businesses
  • voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors
We would love to hear from potential providers, particularly schools, who would like to get involved in the scheme. This could be by running a provision, providing a venue, or signposting eligible families.
To find out more please get in touch with the HAF team. We will be happy to discuss how you could get involved and guide you through the next steps. You can email us on