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The 2022 HAF applications are now open!

We are delighted to announce that applications for the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme are now open!

The application process has been revamped recently and applications are now digital, you can find the link to apply below. We are delighted with the new process and believe this will make applications smoother and easier for organisations. Applications are for Summer and Christmas 2022, however, this does not mean that organisations must apply for both, if an organisation only wishes to apply for one that is their right and it will not harm their application chances in any way.

Below you will find links to the online application form on Stockton Borough Council’s website and also the application guidance notes, we strongly recommend that you thoroughly read the guidance notes before submitting your application.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme funded by the Department for Education is offering free activities over the Easter Half Term holidays for children and young people aged 5-16 years old who are receiving a benefits-related free school meals. The HAF programme offers a wide range of support for families and goes well beyond the delivery of food and activities: it’s a point of contact for children and families during holiday periods that can be vital for them in accessing support and services.

If you are interested in becoming one of our amazing providers please contact Clare Gamble via email , or if you have any general HAF queries please contact our HAF team at

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 27th May at 12 noon

Useful Links

Online application form can be found HERE

Guidance Notes can be found HERE