The Government’s Holiday Activities and Food fund (HAF) primarily supports children who receive free school meals. However, here in Stoke-on-Trent, a unique partnership between Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Hubb Foundation means more children across the city are able to access the activities programme.
The Summer 2023 programme is being delivered at both schools and in community venues. Sessions at community venues will be open to children and families. School-based sessions are being coordinated directly with school lead staff who have the best knowledge of the children in their care.
Sessions will run from Monday 24 July to Monday 31 August.
Available to children aged 5 to 16 years (including 4-year-old children enrolled in reception at Stoke-on-Trent schools) and primarily aimed at children who are eligible for free school meals, the sessions will include a range of physical activities, arts and crafts and exciting new experiences run by expert organisations including STEM activities. A healthy meal will be also be provided for each attendee.
Families can book on to the free sessions at www.thehubbfoundation.com.