Deadline approaching for groups wanting to run holiday clubs

Applications are open for organisations to sign up for Easter's Holiday Activities and Food Programme

Group of children dancing happily

Organisations keen on running holiday clubs for children and young people in Leicestershire next Easter need to apply by 8 November.

Leicestershire County Council secured £1.5m from the Department for Education funded Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) Programme to co-ordinate the clubs during the school holidays.

Funding is available for Leicestershire schools, charity, voluntary and community sector organisations, and other out-of-school and holiday activity providers, to deliver ‘Leicestershire Holidays Together’ HAF clubs.

HAF holiday club places are free for school aged children who receive benefits related free school meals and provide fun activities, nutritious meals and a safe space where young people can make new friends.

Register an interest to run a club during Easter 2024 on the Active Together website.

An online Q & A session will be held for anyone interested in signing up via Microsoft Teams on Monday 30 October 2023 6-6:45pm. Sign up to attend on Eventbrite.


Thousands of school-aged children and young people across the county have already benefitted from HAF sessions.

Organisations involved have also fed back to us the immense pride and achievement they have felt through their involvement. I would encourage anyone who can accommodate running children’s sessions to have a look at our provider testimonials on our website and explore the benefits for themselves.

Councillor Deborah Taylor, lead member for children and families

For more information visit our HAF section of the website.

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