Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme Update

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This summer local organisations are running programmes during the holidays for children, with healthy food and lots of fun activities

Applications are still being accepted for the HAF Programme.

We are seeking to engage with a wide network of community-based organisations, including existing holiday care providers, schools, childminders, sports coaching, creative and performing arts providers and many others. Healthy meals must also be provided, and each activity session must last for a minimum of four hours a day, for at least four days a week for:

  • four weeks in the summer, and
  • a week at Christmas

All children in Oxfordshire who receive benefits related Free School Meals will be eligible to take part in the activities.

Grants will be awarded to organisations who can demonstrate an ability to deliver:

  • high quality enriching activities
  • provide healthy meals
  • skills, activities/classes aimed at helping children and their parents to make healthy and affordable choices
  • a positive legacy that lasts longer than the experience

For full details please head to the following link and register:

Provision of School Holiday Activities and Healthy Food Services (

All applications have to be come through the ProActis portal:

Provision of School Holiday Activities and Healthy Food Services (

Contact details for finding support in using the portal can be found in the link above.

If you need help or have any questions about the HAF criteria, please visit Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme | Family Information Directory ( or email

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