What we have achieved
Devon County Council were awarded £1.69m from the Department of Education to run the Holiday Activity and Food Programme over a 12 month period during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. Here we detail stats, case studies and examples of what has been achieved.
Parent and Carer Feedback – You Said, We Did
This form will close on Friday 30 September. The team will review the results and will post them here with a You Said, We Did document by Monday 17 October.
Feedback from the Department for Education
Read the feedback we received from the DfE following its visit in the summer of 2022.
Summer Holiday 2021 Summary
Easter Holiday 2021 Summary
- £180,000 was ring-fenced for the Easter holiday programme
- We were able to access further funding of £200,000 so we could offer places to children and young people with other vulnerabilities, as well as eligible Free School Meal (FSM) children
- We spent £250,000 enabling us to carry over £130,000 to the summer programme
- Providers had to run for a minimum of 4 days of 4 hours over 2 weeks
- 110 food and activity groups and organisations expressed an interest in the HAF project by mid-February
- 33 applied for a HAF grant
- 31 grants were approved
- 47 different activity schemes ran over the Easter holiday
- 8,891 places were provided for eligible children
- 3,021 children and young people attended
- On average, these children attended 4 days of the Easter holiday programme
- 72 were secondary school age
- 2,949 were primary school age
To compliment this programme, members of the steering group set up an alternative Goodie box scheme providing four meals for a family of four, recipe cards and activities.
- 2,155 referrals were received
- 4,467 children were supported
Case studies and feedback
Case studies and feedback from parents and providers about previous events are available below: