During the Easter school holidays, Gloucestershire County Council has received funding from the Department of Education to provide Holiday Activities and Food as part of the HAF project. The programme aims to provide healthy food and enriching activities to children and will cover 4 hours per day over 4 days during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays in 2021.
The holidays provision is for children who have applied and been accepted to receive Free School Meals and it is optional for the eligible children to attend.
Full details of the programme are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/holiday-activities-and-food-programme/holiday-activities-and-food-programme-2021
This means that, for the first week of the Easter holidays, families will receive a home cooking kit to cover one healthy meal for 4 days.
For the second week, the families will receive free school meal vouchers to the value of £15 per registered child. There is not an option for families to opt for 2 weeks of vouchers.
The sign up form to cover both weeks, together with FAQs is available at: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/holiday-free-school-meals/.
Families will need to complete the application form to receive the home cooking kit for the first week and the vouchers for the second week.
Applications are open from until Friday 19th March 2021