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Places still available on summer holiday scheme for Cambridgeshire children in receipt of free school meals



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Places are still available on the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the summer holidays for eligible children.

Enriching experiences and a nutritious lunch are being made available throughout the holidays for the children and young people of families receiving income-related free school meals.

Cambridgeshire County Council is also funding free access to families not eligible for free school meals but who are struggling financially, and to Ukrainian and other refugee families, which is proving to be very popular.

Places are still available on the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the summer holidays for eligible children. Photo: Stock image.
Places are still available on the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the summer holidays for eligible children. Photo: Stock image.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers fun experiences with friends and a nutritious meal for primary and secondary school children in both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Eligible children can attend a holiday scheme free for up to 64 hours over the summer holidays.

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the HAF Programme enables local authorities to coordinate free holiday childcare and enriching experiences locally. The programme in Cambridgeshire has over 130 approved providers and is co-ordinated by Cambridgeshire County Council. Both councils are working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to deliver the HAF programme. Further information can be found at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/haf and Early Years & Childcare | Peterborough Information Network

Cllr Bryony Goodliffe, chair of Cambridgeshire’s children and young people’s committee said: “I am delighted that this excellent scheme is being continued in Cambridgeshire in the summer holidays and would urge parents of eligible children to take up the opportunity as soon as possible. The HAF programme complements the work we are already doing to educate children about the benefits of physical and creative activity and nutritious eating.”



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