Issue details

Coordination of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme from 2023

This report seeks approval of a strategy to recommission, by way of a competitive procurement exercise, a coordinator of a local Holiday Activity and Food Programme for up to a three year period.


The DfE Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme is designed to provide healthy food and enriching activities during holidays to children who receive benefits-related free school meals and other vulnerable children. Helping them to eat more healthily, be more active, be safe and not socially isolated and to improve their knowledge on health and nutrition.


DfE Funding for this programme has been announced for provision to 2024/25. This includes funding for programme delivery as well as coordination costs.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/Income - Revenue between £500,000 and £5m and Capital between £1.5m and £5m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/08/2022

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: October 2022 by Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Department: Children's Services Department

Contact: Marcus Robinson, Commissioning Transformation Lead Email: