Summer Holiday Information
Household Support Grant - Summer Holiday Meal Vouchers
As part of the Household Support Grant Scheme, Hillingdon will be providing Edenred food vouchers to all children entitled to benefit related free school meals during the summer holiday period. Parents will receive two payments to cover the six weeks holiday, the first payment will be sent week ending 22nd July and a second payment week ending 12th August.
Further information is available on our website Household Support Fund - Hillingdon Council
Opportunities for Children and Young People this Summer - Please share with parents/guardians
FIESTA is one of the summer holidays programmes being delivered from 25th July to 26th August 2022 and is offered to children and young people in school years 1 to 12. FIESTA delivers from various locations across the Borough including the Young Peoples Centres in Ruislip, South Ruislip, Harlington and Uxbridge, and from local sports facilities and community venues including the Compass Theatre, This year's offer includes Summer Fun and Big Summer multi-activity programmes, Musical theatre for young people with disabilities and support needs, cricket, netball, tennis, First Aid, plus much more. There really is something for everyone.
Bookings are now open! You can book via the web on Summer Activity Programme 2022. - Hillingdon Council. There are 3 different types of tickets that can be booked ; 1. resident tickets - if you live or are educated in Hillingdon, 2.non-resident tickets - if you live outside the borough and do not attend a Hillingdon school or 3. HAF tickets - for children and young people who are on free school meals who families are in receipt of benefits (theses families would have already received an email on how to book. If you feel that you are eligible for HAF and not received an email, please contact HAFprogramme@hillingdon.gov.uk).
For further details please contact FIESTA@hillingdon.gov.uk
Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) 2022:
School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. For some children, this can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from disadvantaged families being less likely to access organised out-of-school activities and more likely to experience 'unhealthy holidays' in terms of nutrition, physical health and social isolation. The HAF programme, funded by the Department for Education, is a response to this issue and offers children the chance to participate in free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities coordinated by the local authority.
Our HAF programme is open to school-aged children (reception to year 11) who receive benefits-related free school meals. Through our programme of healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy free nutritious meals each day.
This summer our HAF programme in Hillingdon will be offering eligible children the chance to participate in up to four weeks of free activities - maximum of 4 days per week/16 across the summer. We have over 5000 places on weeklong programmes being delivered across the Borough, working with over 20 different providers. Activities include sports programmes, life skills, creative arts, outdoor adventure activities and multi-activity summer camps.
Programmes are delivered across the whole borough utilising schools, leisure centres, outdoor spaces and other community venues to bring the activities to the local communities of eligible children.
For further information please see Information for parents - Hillingdon Council