Winter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) and steering group vacancies

26 Jan 2024

Winter 2023 Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

  • The Ealing Winter HAF Programme ran on 22 December 2023 and 2 January to 5 January 2024.
  • The programme was delivered by 30 providers at 49 venues, 22 of which were schools.
  • 1,155 unique children and young people attended a total of 4000 sessions.
  • 87% of attendees were primary school aged and 13% secondary aged.
  • A total of 316 attendees (27%) stated on their application that they had SEND.
  • A total of 3,849 healthy meals were served over the Winter HAF.
  • 886 food parcels were distributed to families who attended on 22 December.

The Ealing HAF Team would like to thank all the schools who hosted HAF provision over the winter and all those who supported and encouraged eligible pupils to book and attend or referred vulnerable pupils for a place.

Take a look at our Winter HAF Programme.

Steering group vacancies

The HAF Team are seeking to have school representation on the HAF steering group. The steering group meets three times a year and provides strategic direction to the implementation and delivery of Ealing’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme.

We follow the guidelines and criteria as set out under the DfE’s HAF Programme. We would like to have one representative from each of the following groups:

  • Primary school
  • High school
  • Special school

If any school would be interested in filling this role, or finding out more about what is involved, please email

Spring HAF

Planning is underway for our Spring 2024 Programme which will be running 2 April to 12 April 2024. Please look out for further details to be shared in due course.

How to get involved

If schools would like to get involved with hosting or delivering a HAF programme in 2024 the HAF team are able to support schools through the process or help to match schools with a suitable provider to deliver their programme.

Schools are invaluable in identifying and supporting the most vulnerable pupils to access the programme and even if you are unable to host a programme in your school, this is a great way to support the HAF Programme and your eligible pupils.

If you would like to find out more, please email

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Last updated: 29 Jan 2024

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