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Holiday Activities and Food  Programme

What is the Holiday Activities and Foor Programme?

The Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) programme is a government funded scheme that aims to provide childcare and nutritional meals to children from disadvantaged families during the school holidays. 

Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United and England footballer, brought childhood food poverty to the public’s attention during the school holidays in 2020. This year saw the government increase funding to £220 million to help these children and families. 

In the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the HAF Programme has been renamed FUEL - Feed Ur Everyday Lives.


The FUEL programme provides healthy food and enriching activities during school holidays to children who are eligible for benefits related to free school meals. It is funded by the government under the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme and is expected to run throughout 2024. 


The aim of the FUEL programme is:

To eat healthily and understand nutrition.

To be more active through engaging and enriching activities.

To be safe and not to be socially isolated.

We offer the FUEL Programme at

Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead

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FUEL Programme Eligibility

Is my child eligible?

Priority places will be given to children who are eligible for and receiving benefit related free school meals.

Eligibility Criteria

Children on Free School Meals (FSM)

Pupil Premium Children

Children assessed as being in need

Looked-after children (LAC)

Children with an EHCP 

Children assessed as otherwise vulnerable

Children living in areas of high deprivation 

Extended eligibility criteria

HAF/Fuel can also offer spaces to children who meet the following criteria: 

Accessing Pupil Premium

Child in Care


Child being supported by a Early Help or Social Care plan

Young Carer

Why Choose Us?

Bespoke Coaching

Our coaching programmes and sports and activity camps are designed to offer bespoke experiences for each participant, ensuring that activities are tailored to their interests, abilities and developmental needs.

Physical Competence

All of our coaching sessions are designed to build physical competence. We place emphasis on ensuring that children are engaged in physical activities that develop their movement skills in a variety of sports and activities.

Motivation and Confidence

We adapt our activities to ensure to ensure that each individual is challenged appropriately to build their confidence and competence in a variety of sports and activities. 

Social and Emotional Development

We focus our attention on ensuring children have an opportunity to develop their social skills, creating a positive environment through team building activities at the start of each day. We maintain a maximum staff ratio of 1:10 to ensure that children feel supported at our camps.

Our Sports and Activities





Bubble Football





Nerf Party



Table Tennis


VR Games

29th July to 22nd August 2024

08:00 - 17:00

For children aged 8 to 14.


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Parent Feedback
"Fantastic holiday club. This is the first time my son has been and he has said it is his favourite club and can't wait to cone back at Easter.
Fantastic location, really friendly staff and coaches - really kind and great with my son.

Brilliant hours meaning I can still work my full day, for a great price, made even better by the discounts.
Will definitely be booking again!"

Kerry (Parent)

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