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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Christmas Grant Programme

Published at 9:13 am Wed Sep 1st, 2021

HAF provides opportunities for children and young people aged 5-19 who are eligible for free school meals, to participate in fun engaging activities and holiday clubs in a safe environment

E.R.Y.C announcement

Applications are now open for organisations to apply for funding to run face to face and online holiday clubs and activities within the East Riding which meet the following aims as set out by the Department of Education:

As a result of this programme, we want children who attend this provision to:

• eat more healthily over the school holidays

• be more active during the school holidays

• take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment

• be safe and not to be socially isolated

• have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition

• be more engaged with school and other local services

We also want to ensure that the families who participate in this programme to:

• develop their understanding of nutrition and food budgeting

• are signposted towards other information and support, for example, health, employment and education

East Riding Council are looking to host a wide range of activities across all areas of the county, including activities that are suitable for children and young people with additional needs.

Activities can be centred around sports/physical activities, crafts, arts and culture, play and games – or a combination! We also wish to provide some short online activity sessions (either interactive or pre-recorded) to accommodate families who may not be able to attend face to face sessions

There is an expectation that providers who run sessions for 4 hours or more provide a meal alongside the activity which complies with school meal nutritional guidance. Those running shorter programmes must provide healthy snacks and drinks.

Apply here