Holiday Activities and Food programme

Details about a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.

Free places are available for school children aged 4 to 16 who receive benefits-related free school meals. The programme for the main school holidays is fully funded by the Department for Education and children and young people can enjoy activities and a meal.

Information for providers

West Sussex County Council offers grant funding to providers to deliver activities and food during the school holidays. You can submit a proposal using the online Expression of Interest form. This enables us to award grants in an efficient and transparent manner according to agreed funding criteria.

If you have any questions, email

Useful links for parents and carers

Our Summer 2021 HAF programme made a difference to lots of families and children enjoyed a whole range of activities.

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Watch a video to find out how Marcus Rashford, MBE, is supporting the programme.

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Last updated:
4 July 2022
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