HAF information and referrals
The HAF programme offers support to families on lower incomes, giving young people the opportunity to access enriching activities alongside healthy meals over the main school holidays in Winter, Spring & Summer.
Please note that this programme is entirely separate from the Local Welfare Scheme's household support funding (i.e. supermarket HUGGG vouchers). Each eligible young person (in full-time education from Reception to Year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals) with a HAF code can access a maximum of 4 sessions over the Winter holidays. Families have the flexibility to book with multiple activity providers if desired.
Winter HAF will run from Tuesday 2 January – Friday 5 January 2024.
Eligible families need to request a HAF Code via a brief online form.
Please share details of this programme with families. We can re-send codes if required, just send us an email via email@example.com.
For families not in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, we can release a limited number of HAF codes for each delivery period. In order to qualify, the family must be facing a significant financial barrier and the child(ren) must fall into one, or more, of the following categories;
- Have an allocated family support worker or social worker
- On an open early help plan
- Acts as a young carer
A separate referral form will need to be completed by a professional on behalf of the family. The referral form can be accessed by contacting the HAF team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting our programme by circulating this information around your staff and school community.