Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

This summer we have once again teamed up with Hyndburn Borough Council to ensure that children who receive free school meals have easy access to free lunches and sports activities throughout the summer holidays.

The Holiday Activities & Food Programme (H.A.F) is a government funded project run through local councils and supported by local providers to provide what’s needed to help the community. The project aims to make free holiday course places available for children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals during the summer aged 8-16.

The H.A.F Programme will run over 4 weeks in summer with 4 days available in each of them. The weeks available are; 25th-28th July, 1st-4th August, 8th-11th August and 15th-18th August.

Our project will take place at St. Christopher’s High School, BB5 4AY from 9-3PM. The children attending will have access to a healthy lunch and sports sessions led by professional coaches in a safe and fun environment.

The project is vital in supporting local families during the school holidays which, for many, is a difficult time due to increased costs and bills. The activities the children can get involved in with the H.A.F Programme are great for developing skills in a friendly and social environment.

Lee Walsh commented, ‘ its brilliant that we are able to offer this support to local families that can find school holidays a difficult time due to increased food bills or child care cost. HAF has allowed us to increase our offer to those that need it most. Holiday clubs can have a positive impact on children by enabling them to learn new skills, socialise and enjoy healthy food in a safe environment’.

The project follows successful weeks ran throughout last year and Easter 2022, seeing us engage with over 200 families.

To register your child please fill out the form below (once you have filled out the form, your place is booked)