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Thousands of Harrow children to enjoy free holiday clubs this winter

Children and young people in Harrow are to benefit from over 2,000 free places at local holiday clubs and activities across the borough this Winter holiday.

All activities are open to children living (or studying) in Harrow and who are receiving (means-tested) free school meals with each space. The activity sessions also provide a free nutritious meal per day for each child.

The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme runs every school holiday period in Harrow. It is a partnership between The Department for Education,  Young Harrow Foundation, Harrow Council and DVS Foundation. The funding enables local organisations to deliver activities and programmes, and offer them for free to eligible children.

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Activities range from multi-activity camps, tech camps, arts and crafts, boxing, dance, sports and more. There are also a number of specialist SEND programmes, and a range of mainstream SEND inclusive opportunities.

Activities can be viewed and booked via youngharrowfoundation.org/haf-programme

Dan Burke, CEO of Young Harrow Foundation, said: “We know the cost of living crisis is hitting many families hard this winter. The HAF programme will enable those who need it most, to access free quality childcare this Winter holiday period, with food included.”

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Cllr Hitesh Karia, Harrow Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “The HAF programme has been a huge success for Harrow. It’s great news that it is returning for this Winter holiday, and so many families and children can continue to benefit.”

To book a place for winter programmes, find out more about HAF Programme, please visit youngharrowfoundation.org/haf-programme.