Leicestershire Holiday Activities and Food Programme - 2021

Holidays Together: Holiday Activities & Food Programme Easter 2021

The Department for Education has recently released information on its Holiday Activities and Food Programme for 2021. The programme will take place for one week during the Easter Holidays, four weeks during the Summer Holidays and one week during the Christmas Holidays. It is specifically targeted to offer provision to children who are eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals, for four hours a day, four days a week during the identified holiday periods. The aim is that the children who attend the provision will be supported:

  • to eat more healthily over the school holidays;
  • to be more active during the school holidays;
  • to take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment;
  • to be safe and not to be socially isolated;
  • to have greater knowledge of health and nutrition; and
  • to be more engaged with school and other local services.

Application Process

Leicestershire County Council, working with LeicesterShire and Rutland Sport, will operate as the coordinator for the programme across Leicestershire and are now inviting bids from Leicestershire schools to apply for funding to offer a provision for eligible Leicestershire pupils for the second week of the Easter holidays.

Please note, the application process has now closed.

Decisions will be communicated to applicants in early March 2021.

For more information, or any queries about the programme, please email: haf@leics.gov.uk

Further Information

For more information about the Healthy Activities and Food Programme 2021, you can contact the individuals below:

Mala Razak
Children and Families Partnership Manager
Leicestershire County Council
Email: mala.razak@leics.gov.uk
Tel: (0116) 3058055 or 07904 547924

Jo Spokes/Geoff Maltby
Sports Development Manager
Leicestershire & Rutland Sport
Tel: 01509 564870
Email: jo.spokes@lrsport.org / geoff.maltby@lrsport.org

Jo M Fisher
Childcare Sufficiency and Development Team Manager
Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service
Email: jo.fisher@leics.gov.uk
Tel (0116) 3056566

Noel Singh
Funding Manager
Communities, Policy & Resilience
Leicestershire County Council
Email: noel.singh@leics.gov.uk
(0116) 3057020

For advice on provision of meals to School Food Standards:

Jackie Manship
Catering Manager
LTS Catering
Leicestershire Traded Services
Tel: (0116) 3057313 or 07983 433137
Website: LTS Catering Services | Leicestershire Traded Services