This report seeks approval for the approach to deploying the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme grant funding allocation, to support eligible children in the period Easter 2021 through to Christmas 2021.
Considered – A report of the Corporate Director for Children & Young People’s Service outlining the funding allocation for North Yorkshire County Council and the conditions of grant relating to the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme.
County Councillor Janet Sanderson introduced the report, and provided an overview of the proposals for the approach to deploying the HAF Programme grant funding allocation, aimed at supporting eligible children in the period Easter 2021 through to Christmas 2021. It was noted the Programme would provide healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children who might otherwise not have them.
Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director for Children & Young People’s Services confirmed it was a follow on scheme for school holidays and not a replacement for the free school meals scheme. It was not expected that all children who received free school meals would take part.
The Executive voted unanimously in favour of the recommendations, and it was
Resolved – That:
(i) The approach to the local implementation of the Holiday Activities and Food programme in North Yorkshire for Easter 2021 be endorsed;
(ii) Authority be delegated to the Corporate Director – Children & Young People’s Service to develop the framework and approach for planning and organising activities for Summer 2021 and Christmas 2021 consistent with the scheme aims and objective.