Holiday activity fund 

Holiday fund and food programme July 2021 

Applications have now opened to enrol children and young people in free holiday activities over the winter holiday period

We are working with local schools, childcare and holiday club providers and community and voluntary organisations to provide free fun activities as part of our Winter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. The free places are funded by the Department for Education as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food Programme being delivered across Cheshire East. This programme has already successfully run in Cheshire East during the 2021 Easter and summer holidays. For further information about this holiday activity programme visit this government website.

This holiday scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

Children and young people will be able to access free activity sessions during the winter school holidays, including specific provisions available for children with  SEND or additional needs. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, arts and crafts, baking, games, trips out and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. 

You can view the activities being offered on our Family Information Service page where you will also find out how to book your sessions.

For information on how we use your personal data see holiday activity fund privacy notice.

If you have any queries regarding the  HAF programme email CEHAF@cheshireeast.gov.uk