In Warrington we’re running a free holiday club programme for children on free school meals. #HAF2021

HAF Christmas holiday funding 

Applications are now being taken for the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) fund for the Christmas holiday period of 2021.

Funding is available for children aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals and can be used to deliver up to 4 days of service provision between 20 December 2021 and 6 January 2022.

Applications are being taken through the council's dynamic purchasing system 'The Chest'. You will need to log in or register for an account before making your application. 


Visit The Chest and make an application

School holidays can be difficult for some families. The cost of extra food, childcare, and activities to keep children active and entertained, can be challenging.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is an exciting new scheme, funded by the Department for Education, giving children in England who are eligible for free school meals the opportunity to take part in fun, enriching, school holiday activities.

Who's involved?

We are in working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations as well as childcare providers to deliver the HAF programme to over 2,000 eligible pupils in Warrington.

The details

Places on the holiday schemes are available free of charge to children aged 5 to 16 who receive free school meals, but children and young people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Each local programme will provide delicious, healthy meals, allow kids to get active, help them learn new things, make friends and have fun.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about the HAF programme, please email, visit the Holiday Activities and Food programme on GOV.UK or search #HAF2021