Holiday Activities and Food Programme Fund 2021 – Applications for Buckinghamshire HAF projects

Closed 7 Jun 2021

Opened 14 May 2021


UPDATE: The deadline for applications has now passed.


School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. For some children that can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families:

  • less likely to access organised out-of-school activities.
  • more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health.
  • more likely to experience social isolation.

Free holiday clubs are a response to this issue and evidence suggests that they can have a positive impact on children and young people and that they work best when they:

  • provide consistent and easily accessible enrichment activities.
  • cover more than just breakfast or lunch.
  • involve children (and parents) in food preparation.

In November 2020, the government announced that the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021.


Applications for Buckinghamshire HAF programmes

We are inviting applications from local organisations to deliver holiday clubs and activities and a hot food offer, as part of the Buckinghamshire HAF programme in the Summer holidays 2021.

HAF Grant Funding is available to community and voluntary organisations, not for profit companies, registered charities, constituted organisations, social enterprises, schools and private companies operating in Buckinghamshire.


How to submit an application for HAF programme funds

The opportunity for organisations to apply for this funding will be open from Friday 14 May 2021. Applications will close at 9:00am on Monday 7 June 2021.

Please download and complete the application form on this webpage.  Use the Grant Application Guidance document at the bottom of this webpage to help you complete the form.

Applications should be submitted together with scanned electronic copies of all requested supporting documents, policies and procedures, by email to

Organisations are advised to review details of the eligibility criteria for the fund as set out in the Application Guidance document on this webpage, before submitting their application. We ask organisations to ensure that they provide all the required information within their submitted application.

Our decision will be based on all the information provided in your application.



We will use the information you provide only for the purpose of this consultation. We will store the information securely in line with data protection laws. Please read our Privacy and Planning Policy Compliance statement for more details.

What happens next

We will review each application against a range of criteria set out in the Application Guidance document. We will then notify applicants of the outcome.


  • Social care
  • Children & young people