Issue details

Allocation of Funding for the 2022 Holiday Activities and Food Programme (Rolling Entry)

The Department for Education (DfE) have provided every local authority in England funding to coordinate free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities for children eligible for benefits related free school meals.  The funding is to cover provision for the Easter, summer and Christmas Holidays in 2022.


Expressions of interest will be sought from providers to offer Holiday Activities and Food during the main school holidays of 2022.  The Assistant Director (Education and Skills) will be asked to approve the award of grant funding to successful organisations in advance of each of the holidays. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/02/2022

Decision due: Between 10 March 2022 and 30 December 2022 by Assistant Director (Education and Skills)

Lead member: Assistant Director (Education and Skills)

Lead director: Paul Wagstaff

Contact: Rachel Conway, Project Manager - Education and Skills Email: Tel: 033 022 27209.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Assistant Director (Education & Skills), via the officer contact.


Holiday Providers including schools, colleges, sports clubs and childcare providers.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers

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