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Holiday, Activities and Food Programme - HAF

The Department for Education has made funding available for families whose children are in receipt of benefits tested free school meals.  During 2021, this funding meant that these children accessed activities for at least 4 hours per day, for 4 days per week for:

  • 1 week at Easter
  • 4 weeks in the summer
  • 1 week at Christmas

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the school holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals.  

It offers valuable support to families on lower incomes, giving them the opportunity to access rewarding and active activities alongside healthy meals during the school holidays.

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