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Holiday Activity Fund 2021

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The Department for Education is providing Holiday Activities Fund (HAF) money to all of the Local Authorities across England.  The Fund enables the Local Authorities to coordinate free (at the point of use) holiday provision for targeted children.  Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils are seeking organisations to deliver holiday clubs across South Tees during the summer holidays of 2021.  Organisations are invited to make applications for funding to deliver the clubs.

Organisations that wish to make an application to deliver HAF holiday clubs in the school summer holidays of 2021 should use the information and application form below. It should be considered alongside the other documentation provided as part of the application process including the criteria document and guidance around food.

School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes.  For some children that can lead to a holiday experience gap.  Children from disadvantaged families will be:

  • Less likely to access organised out-of-school activities;
  • More likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health;
  • More likely to experience social isolation.

Holiday clubs are a response to this issue. Evidence suggests that they can have a positive impact on children and young people. 

Please note the deadline for applications was 23rd June 2021 and this information is being left here for reference.

Information and application forms

HAF 2021 Summer criteria
HAF 2021 application guidance
HAF 2021 application form
Menu planning checklist
Home learning
Games and activities
Food programme
Love your lunchbox
Sample recipes


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