7th December 2021
Cheshire East Council has teamed up with local schools, childcare and holiday club providers and community and voluntary organisations to provide free fun activities during the winter holidays. The activities are available across Cheshire East for children and young people who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. The holiday clubs will enable children and young people to enjoy fun activities with friends, whilst learning and developing new skills.
Cheshire East providers have received grant funding as part of the government’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme. This funding supports providers to offer healthy food and physically healthy and enriching activities for children and young people during the winter holidays. A variety of activities are available across Cheshire East and include sports sessions, arts and crafts, baking, games, drama, exciting trips out and much more!
It’s easy to book on a winter activity session! All you need to do is visit the Cheshire East Family Information Service website. You then need to look through the activities available and once you have picked an activity you like, contact the provider via the details provided on the website. The page is updated regularly with new exciting activities!
For further information you can visit the Cheshire East Holiday Activity Fund website.
You can also see what Marcus Rashford has to say about the Holiday Activity and Food Programme 2021 here.
If you have any questions or queries you can email the Cheshire East HAF Team via CEHAF@cheshireeast.gov.uk.
If you believe you are eligible for the free school meals allowance but have not yet registered, you can apply for free school meals online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fsm or phone 0300 123 5012 for support.