Shropshire’s Summer Holidays Activities and Food Programme

Shropshire Council this week have awarded DfE grant funding to groups, organisations and individuals in the county, who are delivering a high quality and exciting programme of holiday activity and/or enrichment opportunities, over the summer for children and young people (aged 5-16).

The funding is intended to subsidise free places on new or existing holiday programmes for children and young people who are eligible for free school meals. In Shropshire, there are more than 5,500 children and young people registered to claim benefit related free school meals.

The aim of the DfE funding holiday activities and food programme, campaigned for by footballer Marcus Rashford, is to make holiday activities as accessible and inclusive as possible. Providers will be offering a programme of enrichment and physical activities, a nutritious meal and food education over the holidays.

The summer HAF programme will provide fantastic opportunities for all our children and young people regardless of circumstance, to engage in exciting activity during the holidays, socialise, learn new skills and have fun in their local community.

We would love your help in making the programme a success and reaching as many vulnerable children and young people as possible:

Please share this promotional postcard

The postcard provides information about the HAF scheme to the families who are on Free School Meals or who are the most vulnerable.

Families will receive the HAF Voucher and the activity programme via their schools and all they have to do is contact the activity provider to book their place, quoting the HAF Voucher code.

The activities in the holiday programme can also be available to any child or young person not eligible for free school meals, who can pay to attend.

For more information please email haf.programme(at) or visit

Tuesday 29 June 2021

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