Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
If you have children who are eligible for Free School Meals, please take advantage of the HAF options available to them over the Christmas period. Registration closes on Friday 3 December, however there are still spaces available for children and young people who:
live in the city;
are receiving benefits related free school meals;
have not been allocated another programme place
are in the age range for that programme Please click on the link for the list of programme providers .
Details are also available at
Free School Meal Vouchers for children with EHCPs
The majority of children eligible for free school meals will be able to access food and support over the Christmas holidays through the HAF programme. Children with EHCPs may not be able to access the HAF programme. Therefore the Household Support Fund will be sending e-vouchers directly to those parent/carers whose children have an EHCP. Families who need additional support with food over the Christmas holidays will be able to access the Household Support Fund. A family member can self-refer for food and utility support via the Household support fund website. Residents who are digitally excluded can be supported by Citizens Advice who can be contacted on
Contact us - Citizens Advice.