Holiday Activity and Food Programme

Young people enjoying outdoor activities as part of our summer holiday food and activity programme.


Together for Children is 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, the programme provides free holiday provision to children aged 4 to 16 years old who receive free school meals during term time. The programme includes healthy food and enriching activities around nutrition, sports and exercise, creative arts and culture. 

The summer HAF programme ran throughout July and August and was delivered across the city of Sunderland by a range of partners. 

We had some wonderful feedback from young people and families who were involved in our summer HAF programme. One parent told us:

"We had a spectacular day. We have been looking for things to do all summer and then we came across this programme. We were only popping in for an hour and ending up staying all day. It's been so different for them - amazing!"

Holiday Activity and Food Programme Christmas 2021

Following a successful Wear Here 4 Summer Programme, Together for Children will be hosting a lunchtime webinar on Tuesday 28 September between 12.30pm and 1.30pm to share information regarding the next steps planned for Christmas 2021.

We are looking to engage with a wide network of community-based organisations, including existing holiday care providers, schools, childminders, sports coaching, creative and performing arts providers and many others.

To book your place, please contact The closing date and time for bookings is 12noon Friday 24 September 2021. There is no requirement to upload a response to the NEPO portal.

Please note that this opportunity is for local organisations based within the city of Sunderland and local schools. 

The Christmas programme asks for four sessions over the holiday period. These do not need to be consecutive days and they can be anytime throughout the day. A healthy hot meal is a requirement of the funding as is some form of physical and enrichment activity. These can however be delivered by external providers if you wish. 

In the meantime, please keep an eye out on our social media pages for future updates, including our timetable of Christmas activities, or contact Victoria Moseley, HAF Co-ordinator, at