Holiday Activities Programme

Vicky Jude has requested Newport Parish Council to share some information about the Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF).  They are into the third year of a  Department for Education funded programme which enables children and young people who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals who attend an East Riding school to eat healthily and be active during the school holidays.   There are over 30 HAF delivery partners organising fun activities across the East Riding throughout the Easter.  All of the programmes are inclusive, but they also offer a specific programme of activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, plus there are a limited number of places available for pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan regardless of their financial circumstances across all HAF programmes.

They recognise the pressures on low-income families particularly in the holiday period and ask for our help in spreading the word about these free activities. Attached is a poster about HAF and marketing flyers for all the HAF programmes separated into areas.  They would be very grateful if we can ensure families know about this free provision and help create fun holiday memories.  

Information is starting to be populated on the website This is a targeted programme, so here’s the link for universal provision Home – Active East Riding if required.

Vicky Jude

Holiday Activities and Food Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer

Children and Young People’s Specialist Services

Children, Families and Schools

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