Issue details

Holiday Activities and Food 2022-24 (HAF - 2022)

On 27 October 2021 the government announced a further investment of over £200 million per year over the next 3 financial years up to 2024 for the holiday activities and food programme (HAF), which follows the successful roll out of the programme across England in 2021.


There is no bidding process for the 22/23 HAF extension and funding is being made available directly to Local Authorities and Sheffield has been allocated £2,708,510.00 for 2022.


This programme is for children in receipt of benefits related free school meals (approx. 26k in Sheffield) to deliver enriching activities and nutritious food in Easter, Summer, and Christmas holidays.


We have spent 2021 developing a model with VCF partners and schools and propose to continue with this


Agreement from the Co -operative executive:


  1. Approves that Sheffield City Council will act as the Accountable Body and lead agent for the Department for Education (DfE) funded Holiday Activities and Food programme in Sheffield.


  1. Approves the Council accepting £2,708,510.00 from the DfE for the Holiday Activities and Food programme 2022.


  1. Approves the Holiday Activities and Food approach and model and agrees in principle the grant funding of partners.


Procure a booking system/ Management Information system to assist with bookings management and monitoring and evaluation.


Acceptance of the grant would allow the continuation of the HAF programme in Sheffield which supports a range of council priorities


The Council does not deliver holiday activities plus food currently for children and young people and therefore we need external delivery partners

A partnership approach will allow a flexible and personalised approach and will build community infrastructure and capacity

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2022

Scrutiny Committee: Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 16 Feb 2022 by Co-operative Executive

Department: People Services

Contact: Emma Dickinson Email: Tel: 07584 386 707.

Date agenda documents available: 08/02/22


Agenda items


  • Report of the Executive Director, People Services