Activities and providers
Derby Holiday Activities and Food
The Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF), 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.
Find out more about the terms and conditions of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme.
Winter Holiday Activities Programme
The winter Holiday Activities and Food programme is now available to book.
Visit the Holiday Activities and Food booking page, where you will find a list of providers with information and booking links.
All children booking onto the winter HAF programme will need a Derby HAF code.
Do you have your Derby HAF Code to book?
To book a place at a HAF session, eligible children will need a HAF eligibility code. To apply for a code, please complete the HAF eligibility code form. Please note that without a code, you will not be able to book a HAF place.
Applications for winter 2023 are now closed.
For 2024 HAF applications, please check Community Action Derby web page for updates.
If you would like more information about the Holiday Activities 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