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Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) Grant Acceptance

To seek Executive Member approval to accept a grant in the sum of £1,410,570 from the Department for Education to deliver the national Holiday Activities & Food Programme (HAF) for North Yorkshire in 2024/25.

The HAF grant is offered to all upper tier authorities in England to provide a programme of free holiday activities and food during the main school holiday periods of Easter, Summer and Christmas. Free places are offered to all ‘means tested free school meal’ eligible school age children. Provision should be delivered in line with the grant criteria of:

Easter - 4 hours per day for 4 days

Summer – 4 hours per day for 16 days

Christmas – 4 hours per day for 4 days

Local Authorities have flexibility regarding how the provision is delivered and in North Yorkshire the programme is delivered as a consortia between the Council and local community based providers.

The grant offer for the 2024/25 is marginally higher that the grant in 2023/24 (£1,378,320). The programme is fully funded by the DfE and no additional costs are incurred by North Yorkshire Council. jack

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 19 Mar 2024 by Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead member: Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Finance & Resources

Lead director: Assistant Director - Resources (CYPS)

Contact: Marie-Ann Jackson Email: Email:


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