Winter Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2022


Friday 18 November 2022

Winter Holiday Activities and Food Programme - for eligible free school meal children

Dear all 

The Winter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) will be available for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

This HAF round we will be sending out a letter to parents/carers of children who were receiving benefits-related free school meals on 7 November 2022.  The letter confirms a child’s eligibility and gives unique HAF Code for the parent to use when registering for a place.

We hope that this letter will widen participation from families.  However, we continue to ask for your help to reach children who may benefit from this programme. 

Eligible children can register to attend one HAF programme over winter holiday and they will also receive a healthy lunch each day that they attend.

There are over 60 programmes taking place across the city for parents to choose from.  The dates, times and age suitability will differ by provider.  

Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis to children and young people who meet all of the following criteria:

  • live in Leicester City
  • are receiving benefits related free school meals
  • are in the age range for that programme

Please click here for a list of programme providers.  Parents/carers can also find details directly from

Do encourage parents and carers to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Registration will close on Sunday 4 December 2022.