The Easter Holiday Activities and Food programme is now over, thank you to all our providers for making it such a success. Keep an eye out on our social media or website in the coming weeks to find a full list of available clubs for Summer HAF 2024!

Support For You

Are you worried about the rising cost of energy bills, food, and transport? You are not alone; the cost of living is rising, and this could have an impact on all aspects of your finances. You may want help accessing welfare rights, benefits and debt advice, support getting all the money you're entitled to, or simply want to know more about the Government's recent support measures.

Did you know that on average, parents spend up to £500 per year, per child on school meals? There are so many children that are eligible but do not benefit from this crucial funding. If you're unsure if your child is eligible for free school meals find out now.

HAF 2024 applications are now open

Applications are now OPEN for our HAF2024 programmes! If you are based in Cheshire West and Chester and are passionate about changing children’s lives – we want to hear from you!

CHRISTMAS 2024 - Applications close 6th October 23:00hrs

Cheshire West Christmas Holidays - Monday 23rd December 2024 to Friday 3rd January 2025
Note* These dates do not take into account any inset days - please check with individual schools

Christmas 2024 – Apply now

Want to join in on the fun and find out more about HAF? Why not book onto one of our information sessions…

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Providers' Portal

Are you wanting to become a HAF provider or want to improve your provision?

We have a number of FREE training sessions that support the DfE requirements that help you get started or enrich your provision for children and young people even further!

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HAF Impact

A huge thank you to all our providers and providers across west Cheshire for making HAF a great success. On 27 October 2021, as part of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review, the Government announced over £200 million a year for the continuation of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme, providing enriching activities and healthy meals for disadvantaged children during school holidays. This annual review focuses on the programme in Cheshire West and Chester across the Easter, summer, and Christmas holidays in 2022. Read the report here. Here is a snapshot of the opportunities Edsential HAF provided in 2023...

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For more information, contact our HAF team.