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Funded places for fun and food in summer HAF programme

12 June 2024

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is offering funded holiday scheme places for children in Cambridgeshire this summer who are eligible for free school meals.

This initiative by Cambridgeshire County Council offers primary and secondary school children in the county the chance to enjoy exciting experiences at a wide range of holiday schemes.

With a focus on providing healthy meals alongside activities, the programme is ideal for children who want to stay healthy and active during the summer school holidays.

Any child receiving benefit-related free school meals is eligible for the programme, which will run between 23 July and 30 August.

Approximately 19,000 HAF eligibility vouchers were sent to families on 10 June. Each voucher offers 64 hours of access, for no charge, to a HAF scheme during the summer holidays.

The programme will be delivered by approved providers, co-ordinated by Cambridgeshire County Council. The council is working with schools, childcare providers and voluntary and community organisations to deliver the programme.

As part of the programme, eligible children will be able to access:

  • Fun and entertaining opportunities or new experiences that help children to develop their skills and knowledge
  • A variety of holiday schemes including sports, playschemes, drama, technology, outdoor adventure and youth schemes
  • At least one meal a day
  • Guidance on increasing awareness of healthy eating, lifestyles, and positive behaviours
  • Parents will be supported with information and signposting to other services and support which might be helpful to families

Further information can be found at HAF Provider Directory | Cambridgeshire County Council