Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting programme for children and young people who are receiving benefits-related free school meals.

Did you know that children and young people who are receiving free school meals can take part in free holiday clubs this year?

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people who are:

  • attending Reception to year 11 (inclusive)
  • receiving benefits-related free school meals

and

  • living in Leicestershire.

Eligible children and young people can access a maximum of 4 Holidays Together sessions during the 2022 Winder Holidays, free of charge.

Leicestershire County Council are working with us here at Active Together to co-ordinate the 2022 programme, which will be delivered at venues across the county by schools, voluntary and community organisations, childcare providers and sports clubs.

Holidays Together sessions will be delivered at venues across Leicestershire and will offer a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts, and other opportunities to learn and develop new skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day.

You can check your child's eligibility for a free Holidays Together place using the online checker, which will go live on 21st November 2022.

If you feel you are eligible for benefits related free school meals, please apply before completing the eligibility check by following the link who can get free school meals and how to apply.

What are benefits-related free school meals?

Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

View information on who can get free school meals and how to apply.

What if my child receives universal infant free school meals?

Infant pupils who receive a free meal under universal infant free school meal (UIFSM) policy must also be eligible for benefits-related FSM to be able to access a free place on the HAF programme.

View information on who can get free school meals and how to apply.

What if my child does not attend a Leicestershire school?

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people who are:

  • attending Reception to year 11 (inclusive)
  • receiving benefits-related free school meals

and

  • living in Leicestershire.

If your child meets these criteria, and we are able to get confirmation from your child's school or the relevant local authority that they receive benefits related free school meals, then we will be able to confirm eligibility for a Holidays Together place.

What if my child is not eligible for Holidays Together?

Some Holidays Together providers will also offer fee-paying places for children and young people not eligible for free school meals. Families eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs.

Please contact your chosen Holidays Together provider directly for more information about fee-paying places.

What if I live in Leicester City?

The Leicestershire Holidays Together is open to Leicestershire residents only.

If you live in Leicester City, you can find information about the Leicester City Holiday Activities & Food Programme for a place.

Winter Holiday Together Information Coming Soon!


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