Activities and providers
Derby Holiday Activities and Food
The Summer Holiday Activity and Food programme, funded by the Department for Education, provides free activities and a nutritious meal for children from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals. We are working with Community Action Derby to provide an active programme for the children to enjoy.
The next Holiday Activity and Food programme will be available in the 2023 summer holidays.
From early July, visit the Childrens Information Web page for information on what activities are available and how to book.
Are you interested in becoming a provider?
Applications for summer and winter 2023 applications are now open, and you can find the application form and guidance here: Summer and Winter HAF now accepting Expressions of Interest! (communityactionderby.org.uk)
The deadline for applications is Friday 19 May at 5pm.
If you would like more information about the Holiday Activity and Food programme, please contact derbyHAF@derby.gov.uk
Information for schools
There are several ways that schools can get involved in the Holiday Activity and Food programme, including:
- Delivering a programme from your own school – an ideal way of supporting local families in a familiar environment
- Developing a partnership with another provider who could use your school as a venue during the holidays
- Referring eligible children directly to our providers
- Promoting the Holiday Activities and Food programme to your families
- Inviting a member of our team along to speak to your staff team or to attend Parents’ Evenings to promote the programme
To find out more about how schools can get more involved, please email derbyHAF@derby.gov.uk
Framework of standards
All providers of the Holiday Activity and Food programme must adhere to a set of standards, including:
- Current policies and procedures in place for example: safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, complaints, data protection / GDPR, food hygiene
- Staff and volunteers to be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and safeguarding trained
- Where applicable, providers must be registered with or in the process of becoming registered with Ofsted
- All new providers venues are visited as part of the application process and receive annual Quality Assurance visits
- Providers are assessed against a framework of standards which are outlined in the full Department for Education Holiday activities and food programme 2023