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Information for providers
The aim of the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme is to support children to eat more healthily, be more active over the school holidays and have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition as well as be more engaged with school and other local services.
Further detail about what the HAF programme is and why it was created can be found here. Information for providers about the HAF programme is set out below.
How to register your interest
Applications for the summer holidays are now closed. We will update this page when future rounds of applications begin.
Who is this programme for?
The HAF programme is primarily for children aged 5 -16 years (and can include 4-year-olds already in Reception year) who are eligible for and receiving benefits-related free school meals (FSM), and their families. Friends of these children can also attend if it encourages the FSM child to attend. We also encourage HAF providers to make places available to children who aren’t eligible but who can pay to attend.
15% of the funding can be used to provide places considered as vulnerable or in need of this provision. This may include, for example:
- children assessed as being in need
- looked-after children
- children with an EHC plan (education, health and care)
- children assessed as otherwise vulnerable
- children living in areas of high deprivation
- children in families that are struggling due to COVID restrictions
What activities are eligible for funding and who can get involved?
There are lots of different activities that are eligible for the funding. For example:
- A selection of sports (including rugby, football, netball)
- Forest school/outdoor activities such as den building, cooking on an open fire
- Arts and crafts
- Music, drama and dance
- Scooting and skateboarding
- Orienteering and out-ward bound activities
- Cooking classes and activities
- Food boxes and activity boxes
Similarly, a range of providers can sign up to deliver these activities. The following are some examples of the types of providers that can get involved with the HAF programme:
- Schools (infant, junior and secondary)
- Church groups
- Food banks
- Food providers and hospitality services
- Forest schools
- Early Years (nurseries, pre-schools)
- Special Needs providers
- Youth groups
- Sports Clubs
- Youth hostels and out-ward bound providers
List of current providers
HAF standards framework
Goodie Box contains some great tips on how to stay healthy, prevent food waste and other support available that may be of interest. We hope it can give families with young children some fun activities for them to do together and ideas for new recipes to try out with the food included, which are tasty, nutritious, and affordable.
Please note that the Goodie Box scheme isn’t running over the summer. However, for reference, you can find information about the Goodie Box for referring organisations and a selection of the scheme’s healthy family-friendly recipes on the Devon Children and Families Partnership website.
If you have any queries please email email@example.com or call the co-ordinators: