Applications are now open to enrol children in a holiday clubs programme over the summer.
There are free places available for children and young people eligible for free school meals. This opportunity is provided as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme being delivered across Stockport.
The scheme provides fun activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. We also have limited discretion to offer places to children who don’t get free school meals but are otherwise vulnerable.
Children will be able to access up to 16, 4 hour sessions, with some clubs offering longer sessions, throughout the summer holidays. This includes specific provisions available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost to their family. The sessions will include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day.
You can search for provision by looking on the Childcare Directory and look for clubs offering free HAF places. This is not fully up to date yet so keep checking back or contact us if you can’t find anything suitable. You can also visit the website for more information on the HAF and to search for your own activities: here
If you have any queries regarding the HAF programme, please email HAF@Stockport.gov.uk. A phone line is going to be set up so families have a point of contact over the summer – this will be sent out soon.
In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help With Childcare Costs (gov.uk) to find out more.