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Be a part of the Holiday Activity and Food project for 2024!

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Annual 2023 grant scheme is now launched supporting providers to deliver fun activities for children and young people aged 5-16 years who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals (FSM) throughout Christmas, Easter and Summer school holidays.

There is funding available for organisations to provide a range of activities including sport, play, drama, cooking, crafts, dance, music, healthy lifestyles, art or outdoor adventures. Funding can be spent on management and delivery staff, venues, equipment, volunteer expenses, food, marketing, trips, capital resources, etc.

HAF monies can fully fund programmes solely for eligible children and young people who go to school in the East Riding or part-fund FSM places on sessions for everyone. A meal is to be provided each time pupils attend, and all sessions should be 4 hours long, but recognise that shorter sessions for secondary school-aged pupils may be more beneficial.

Grants of up to £150,000 are available from the HAF team in helping to meet local needs, completing the grant application form and sourcing food providers. A training package is also available offering practical fun games, nutrition information and courses to support HAF delivery partners be more inclusive.

For an informal chat please contact Vicky Jude, HAF Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer at haf.programme@eastriding.gov.uk

2024 Annual grant deadline: Round 1 - Monday 23rd October 2023 or Round 2 - Monday 8th January 2024 at noon. Please note that more funding will be available in the first assessment round.

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