Holiday activities and food (HAF) programme - Christmas 2021

04 Oct 2021

The DfE has provided grant funding to Ealing to co-ordinate free holiday provision including healthy food and enriching activities for children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

The Ealing Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) Team are pleased to announce that applications for the Christmas HAF are now open. We have funding available to support schools to

  • offer (either directly or through an external provider) holiday activities for 4 hours per day and
  • a healthy meal to children in receipt of benefits related free school meals.

How to apply

Attached is the application pack which contains the background to HAF and all the information you will need to apply.

Applications will close on Wednesday 20 October at 11:59pm. The link to apply is:

Information sessions

We will be running information sessions to provide more information on the Ealing HAF programme and application process or to answer any questions you may have on:

The information sessions are optional but if you choose not to attend, please ensure that you read the application pack thoroughly as there will be some changes with the Christmas HAF from previous holidays. You only need to attend one information session.

To enable you to prepare, the questions in the application are available at the end of the application pack for reference.

New contact details for providers

We have a new email address for HAF providers to use to contact us. Please send all communications to The public enquiry email address will remain

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Last updated: 04 Oct 2021