In 2020, the government announced funding to enable Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programmes to run across the whole of England in 2021. In November 2021 it was announced that the funding would be extended for a further 3 years (2022-2024). The programme has provided healthy food and enriching activities to children who are eligible for benefits related free school meals.
The aim of the FUEL programme is:
- To eat healthily and understand nutrition
- To be more active through engaging and enriching activities
- To be safe and not to be socially isolated
- To learn more about the different services Achieving for Children have available in the local area
In RBWM the programme has been renamed FUEL (Feed Ur Everyday Lives). The next programme will run during Easter 2022.
How much does it cost?
All activities are free for children and young people who receive benefits related free school meals (FSM).
Will my child stand out as receiving free school meals?
A majority of providers camps are also open to the general public for a fee. When booking and during the camps themselves all attempts are made not to highlight those children and families in receipt of free school meals.
If you feel your child needs support to access mainstream activities or requires specialist provision please contact us to discuss your child’s needs. Our FUEL fund could provide your child with one-to-one support with some providers (these are highlighted on the provider and bookings page)
Any individuals who may need support with applying can contact the FUEL Co-ordinator