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Funding available through the Holiday, Activities and Food programme

6 April 2021

Organisations and schools are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme.

The government recently announced that the HAF programme has been expanded across the whole of England in 2021. As a result of this funding, a wide range of local providers and schools have been planning to deliver exciting and engaging new projects for children all across East Sussex.

Following the success of this Easter provision, East Sussex County Council is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) proposals from any providers or schools who can deliver holiday activities and a nutritional meal for at least 4 hours a day over a 4-day period during the summer and/or Christmas holidays for children who are in receipt of free school meals.

EOIs can be submitted by any appropriate provider, including schools, private companies, and voluntary organisations, whether or not they have already been involved with the HAF scheme over the Easter holiday. If schools are aware of providers in their area who might be interested in submitting a proposal, please do alert them to this opportunity. The deadline for EOIs is 23 April 2021 at 12 noon has been extended to 30 April 2021.

Click here for the EOI for summer and/or Christmas provision

East Sussex County Council is coordinating this programme and is available to help support providers and schools develop their provision. The HAF team are running two Q&A webinars (one for schools and the other for providers)  interested in finding out more or who may have questions about the programme and how to get involved.

You can sign up for the events for free using the links below:

Provider Q&A
Tuesday 13 April 2021
9:00 to 10:00 am

School Q&A
Tuesday 20 April 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

You can find more information about the government provision online.

If you have any questions about the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme, please email

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