The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a government initiative that aims to provide healthy hot food and enriching activities during the school holidays, primarily to children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals. It is funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The aim is for children and young people to socialise, learn and play during the specified holiday periods, enjoy a hot meal and have fun.
There were 64 different HAF programmes delivered between Easter, summer and winter school holidays in 2021. Over 5,000 children attended and over 29,000 healthy meals were served.
Rochdale Borough Council are keen to work with and award grant funding to local VCFSE organisations that can enhance the HAF programme for eligible children and families in the borough
Further Guidance and link to Apply:
Deadline for applications:
25th February 2022
For an informal chat about the programme contact
01706 926243 / 01706 924548