HAPpy Holiday Activity Programme 2022 - Summer School Holidays

Grants available to deliver fun and enriching activities with food during the Easter School holidays free to children aged 4-16 eligible for benefits related free school meals

Deadline: CLOSED

Supported by Hertfordshire County Council and coordinated by Herts Sports Partnership, applications are invited to fund the delivery of enriching and fun holiday activities including physical activities and food for children eligible for benefits related free school meals.

Activities will run for four hours a day and you can apply for a grant to provide activities for just one day or for up to a maximum of sixteen days during the delivery period.

The delivery period for the Summer school holidays will fall over six weeks as follows:

  • Week 1: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 July
  • Week 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 August
  • Week 3: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 August
  • Week 4: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 August
  • Week 5: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 August
  • Week 6: 30, 31 August – no delivery on 29 August which is a bank holiday

    There is flexibility to vary the days and times as long as the sessions are for a minimum of four hours.

    All applicants will have the chance to express an interest in delivering the programme in the Christmas programme for up to 7 days between Thursday 22 December and Wednesday 4 December (excluding bank holidays).

    The funding has been made available by the Department for Education to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are less likely to access organised out of holiday activities and are more likely to experience social isolation and holiday hunger.

  • The fund is open to voluntary and community groups, schools, district councils and private providers where their activities meet the charitable objectives of the fund. This includes existing providers who can expand their provision and also groups who can provide innovative and specialised activities.

    Support Available

    Book onto the Webinar Tuesday 16 March at 7.30 to ask questions and learn more about the programme

    Registration link here

    Herts Sports Partnership will offer support and resources to groups to enable them to provide the food, nutrition, enrichment and sport activities to the standards required by this programme. A useful resource is a set of maps by district showing the distribution of eligible children and young people to help target delivery. To access this and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions go to the Herts Sports Partnership HAPpy page here

    Access to free relevant training will be offered in support of the programme to successful applicants.

    Before making an application please read the guidance notes below We have simplified the process for applicants who have previously provided successful HAPpy holiday camps. It is important to note that there are changes from the Easter programme relating to budget - so if you have delivered HAPpy before please read again.

    HAPpy Summer 2022 Guidance notes

    Applicants new to the programme please follow the link below for the application form.


    Previous providers - you will be sent a separate email with a link to the relevant application form . If it has not arrived by 8th March please contact

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