Holiday Activity and Food programme

A young person baking

Together for Children are delighted to be delivering the Holiday and Food Activities (HAF) programme during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2021 school holidays. Funded by the Department for Education, funds have been made available to provide free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities, for children aged 4-16 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals.

During the Easter holidays, we launched our first HAF ‘School Holiday Activity’ programme. Running from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9th April. 2,700 Holiday Food and Activity Boxes were delivered to Children and Young People across the city, including tasty and nutritious recipes, sports equipment and a cultural arts and crafts pack. We are grateful to our partners who supported and facilitated this provision with such energy, commitment and success.

We had some wonderful feedback from those that received the boxes, including the following:

I can’t believe how much stuff was in the packs. One of my kids loves the hula hoop and the other loves the bean bags. Now they have pedometers they are actually wanting towalk and compete as to who does the most steps! The ingredients provided for cooking too were great. Thank you so much!

TfC are now working in collaboration with a wide range of partners to curate a fantastic programme of activities and events for this Summer. We are very much looking forward to expanding our provision offered during the Easter holidays and, in line with government regulations, being able to open up to even more opportunities this Summer.

Please keep an eye out for future updates and please contact us at if you have any enquiries!

We will be hosting a webinar on 18 May from 11am to 12pm, where we'll share information about the summer programme and how to get involved! Please contact to register for a place.