HAF Fun Pompey
Portsmouth City Council are delighted to be delivering the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2021 school holidays. Funded by the Department for Education, funds have been made available to provide free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities, for children aged 5-16 who are eligible for benefits related free school meals. The idea of the programme is to create options and support networks for families during the school holidays when they may be experiencing additional financial and time pressures. It has also been an opportunity to expand our community outreach and engage further with providers who can offer fun school holiday choices for all families throughout the City.
During the Easter holidays, we launched our first ‘HAF Fun Pompey’ programme. Running from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April inclusive our providers had over 3,200 bookings for free, funded spaces and every child was provided with tasty, nutritious food. A majority of the programme was face to face, with some brilliantly inventive remote options too. There was a diverse range of activities from sport to lego, performing arts to ‘Dining with Dickens’, watersports to cooking classes.
PCC are now working in collaboration with a wide range of partners to curate a fantastic programme of activities and events for this Summer. We are very much looking forward to expanding our provision offered during the Easter holidays and, in line with government regulations, being able to open up to even more opportunities this Summer.
Look out for future updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries. Use #HAF2021 on social media to post about your experiences of the programme.
If you are a local provider who would like to find out more about delivering activities as part of our HAF programme then please also email us.
With many thanks to our providers who facilitated the “HAF Fun Pompey” Easter provision with such energy, commitment and success.