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Apply for funding to deliver holiday activities and food programme places (HAF) – grant application process open now!
Following the success of the pilot holiday activities and food (HAF) programme over the Easter holiday, we’re pleased to say that we are now open for providers to apply for grant funding to deliver summer holiday HAF places for children living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

We’re really looking forward to building on the success of the Easter programme and providing even more opportunities for children and families to take part in this valuable scheme.  
About the HAF programme and the grant

The HAF programme provides school aged children (aged five to 16) in receipt of benefits-related free school meals with fully funded holiday activity places and a meal whilst at the activity.

Grant funding is available for providers to deliver summer holiday places for the equivalent of at least four hours a day, four days a week, covering four weeks in the summer holidays. Applications can be made individually or in partnership with another provider.
 
If you can help by offering activities and meet the requirements in the guidance, please apply for a grant now. The deadline for grant applications is midday on Wednesday 9 June 2021.  
 
Further details can be found in the links included at the end of this email.
Find out more - come along to a briefing session
To find out more about the HAF programme and the grant, come along to one of our briefing sessions. To register for a place on a session please click on either of the event links below:
 
Monday 24 May 6.30 to 8pm 
Tuesday 25 May 1 to 2.30pm
 
We intend to record one of the sessions and will put it on our funding and grant information webpage so if you aren’t able to attend in person don’t worry – but it will be great to see you there if you can make it.


If you have any questions about the programme, you can also email us at HAF@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Quotes from providers who delivered the programme at Easter
  • `it’s been great’
  • ‘this pilot scheme has worked brilliantly’
  • ‘Thank you for the funding and the opportunity’
  • ‘It’s been good to get my teeth into something different, and I’ve liked it’
  • ‘been going really well, we have maxed out the spaces 30 each day and had a waiting list, could have doubled the number of places’
  • ‘really successful’
  • ‘sold out’
  • ‘fully booked every day’
 
Thank you, BCP Council HAF Team
HAF grant application form
Read-only version of grant application form questions
BCP Council HAF grant information for providers
BCP Council HAF grant terms and conditions
Department for Education (DfE) HAF guidance
HAF information on the BCP Council Family Information Directory
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