HAF provider application process

Supporting community-based organisations to provide healthy and enriching activities and healthy meals for children aged 5 to 16 years.

The Department for Education (DfE) provides funding to local authorities to coordinate a programme of healthy food and enriching activities for disadvantaged children during the 2024 Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.

As a result of the programme, we want children to:

  • receive healthy and nutritious meals
  • maintain a healthy level of physical activity
  • be happy, have fun and meet new friends
  • develop a greater understanding of food, nutrition and other health-related issues
  • take part in fun and engaging activities that support their development
  • feel safe and secure
  • get access to the right support services
  • return to school feeling engaged and ready to learn

Families can also benefit when HAF providers include their needs in planning and delivering their programme. This could be through:

  • providing opportunities to get involved in cookery classes
  • ensuring they are signposted towards other sources of information and support, such as health services or employment and education opportunities

Applications are currently closed.

Please contact holidayactivities@iow.gov.uk if you would like more information.