Local Funding Opportunities

Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2022


In November 2020, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021. Since then funding has being provided to local authorities to co-ordinate a programme that provides healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children during the 2021 Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays. See what groups were awarded for the Easter holiday 2022 provision in Croydon https://www.croydon.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/holiday-activities-and-food-haf

Croydon Small Grants Applications for Summer 2022

On the 25th April 2022 the Council has opened up small grants applications only for up to £25,000 for the Summer 2022. They are particularly encouraging bids that provide for children with SEND and that are based in the South of the borough, though North Croydon provision is of course still welcomed. 

How much can I apply for?

Up to £25,000.

The Council is encouraging groups to try and keep from going above £25 per child per day as much as possible. 


IT Issues and applications

A small number of people have had issues specifically in submitting applications via Gmail or Google based accounts due to the size limits (which are a maximum of 25mb under free accounts). The Council is proposing three potential solutions: one is that you send your applications via a series of emails, two is that you create a Google drive folder and share this with them, or three is to use another email account if you have access to one. These are all methods providers have used to successfully get submissions over. Please however do check your sent items to ensure the email has gone. If in doubt, please use an alternative email account, check in with them in good time to ensure they have received applications, or both.


30th May 2022. Send application to hafprogramme@croydon.gov.uk


Application Form HAF Programme summer 2022

Specification HAF Programme Summer 2022

Budget Template HAF programme Summer 2022