HAF - SUMMER SIZZLE 2022
What is HAF?
On 8 November 2020, the Government announced that HAF programme, which has provided healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children since 2018, will be expanded across the whole of England, to children in every local authority in England. The programme will cover the Easter, Summer and Winter holidays in 2022. For more information on the national programme please visit Holiday activities and food programme 2021 from GOV.UK.
The purpose of this funding is to provide free holiday provision, which includes healthy food and enriching activities, to school-aged children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM).
The funding makes activities, food and support directly available to families through local providers throughout the Winter period.
The provision should aim to support children, young people and families to:
eat more healthily
be more active
take part in engaging and enriching activities
be safe and not isolated
have greater knowledge of health and nutrition
be more engaged with school and other services