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Christmas Holiday Activities Fund open for applications

Middlesbrough Council has launched the third Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) programme in 2021, known as Xplore. Their feedback has been there was an extremely varied programme of activities being offered over the previous two, thanks to deliverers. They are hoping to build on that to provide an even more exciting and varied programme over the Christmas holidays providing lots of fun.

If you have delivered a HAF programme for the Council before then you will find that very little has changed, though they will be putting more emphasis on hot, healthy meals so focussing much more on menus and the food supplied. If you are new to the programme hopefully the new simplified information and application form designed will prove helpful, however the original documents are available for background reading.

If you have applied before and don’t want to use the new application form please feel free to just update your previous application form to reflect your proposed delivery for Christmas and resubmit. The Council has stated they want to keep this process as easy for people as possible.

This year the Christmas holiday period starts Saturday 18th December and finishes Sunday 2nd January. Any activity you provide must happen during this period.

Read the funding criteria

Download the application form

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