Holiday Activities and Food Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme (delivered by St Helens Council) is aimed at providing nutritious food and enriching activities for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals or children who are supported on a child in need plan.

Throughout the summer holidays children who are eligible for free school meals can access a variety of free virtual and face-to-face sessions and this is in addition to the £15 school meals voucher that eligible families will receive.  The sessions will include a nutritious meal and a variety of exciting activities and sports.

To see the exciting activities and opportunities that are available, dates and times please follow the link below or click here to view the HAF brochure, alternatively call Central Link Children’s Centre on 01744 673445.

Please book your place for the summer holiday activities as soon as possible as numbers are limited (each provider can provide full details of their available sessions upon request).  Please contact the delivery partner directly to book a place.

The sessions are fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Is my child eligible?

If your child is aged 4-18 and eligible for benefit related free school meals or is supported on a child in need plan we would like them to take advantage of the activities and opportunities available, even if you have received your free school meals voucher from your school.


Click here to view the pdf letter from St Helens Council


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