Holidays Together

Providers of holiday and/or term time activities for children and young people can apply for funding to deliver this provision.

Active Together, working with Leicestershire County Council are coordinating the Department for Education funded Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF), known as 'Holidays Together', across Leicestershire in 2022.

Holidays Together is specifically targeted to offer holiday activities to school aged children (5 to 16 years) who are eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals. 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;
  • 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.

*In a new partnership with Samworth Brothers, providers can now choose to have healthy meal bags delivered daily.

If you would like to take up this offer, please mention this in your application.*

Leicestershire County Council have been allocated up to £1.5 million for delivery of holiday clubs in the 2022 Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays and will work with partners to co-ordinate the delivery of the equivalent of 6 weeks' holiday provision to eligible children.

Leicestershire County Council will be awarding funding to Leicestershire schools, charity, voluntary and community sector organisations and other out of school and holiday activity organisations to deliver Holidays Together provision for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2022 holiday periods.


Key Dates and How to Apply

Please note, the application deadline for the Easter Holidays Together Programme has now passed. Please see the below timelines for Summer and Winter 2022.

Round 2 (Summer) & Round 3 (Winter)

Round 2 (Summer) Applications Open (new applicants)

16th May 2022

Round 2 (Summer) Applications Close

3rd June 2022

Summer Holidays Together Delivery

Summer Holidays 2022

Round 3 (Winter) Applications Open (new applicants)

3rd October 2022

Round 3 (Winter) Applications Close

21st October 2022

Christmas Holidays Together Delivery

Christmas Holidays 2022

Summer 2022 Holidays Together

Can your organisation provide eligible Leicestershire school aged children with healthy meals and fun activities over the school holidays?

Organisations who wish to apply for funding to deliver Holidays Together provision for the Summer of 2022 are required to completed an application form which will be available from 9th May 2022.

The application form will be based on the Leicestershire Communities website (see link) and will ask for details about the applying organisation, along with a detailed description of the proposed programme of activities to be delivered and a breakdown of the funding requested.

*In a new partnership with Samworth Brothers, providers can now choose to have healthy meal bags delivered daily.

If you would like to take up this offer, please mention this in your application.*

All applications should be submitted to haf@leics.gov.uk by 5pm on 23rd May 2022.


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For more information, please contact:

Claire Jarvis

Claire Jarvis

Sports Development Officer

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My areas of responsibility are:

  • Holidays Together - Holiday Activities & Food Programme
  • Asset Based Community Development - New Parks, Leicester
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01509 564871
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