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FUEL - Holiday Activities and Food Programme

FUEL - Holiday Activities and Food Programme



In 2020, the government announced funding to enable Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programmes to run across the whole of England in 2021. The programme has provided healthy food and enriching activities to children who are eligible for benefits related free school meals.

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
  • To learn more about the different services Achieving for Children have available in the local area

In RBWM the programme has been renamed FUEL (Feed Ur Everyday Lives). The programme has already run during Easter and Summer and the Christmas 2021 programme information has now been added.

Christmas 2021

The Christmas holiday programme will run for 4 days between 20 and 23 December and there are a number of clubs running across the borough. 

How do I book a place?
Information on Christmas providers and bookings (opens a new window)

Programme flyer (opens in a PDF)


More about the programme in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

During the summer over 600 different children attended over 3000 sessions of activities. Feedback from parents and carers highlighted the success of the programme. Summer feedback (opens in a PDF)

How much does it cost?

All activities are free for children and young people who receive benefits related free school meals (FSM).

Will my child stand out as receiving free school meals?

A majority of providers camps are also open to the general public for a fee. When booking and during the camps themselves all attempts are made not to highlight those children and families in receipt of free school meals. 

SEN support

If you feel your child needs support to access mainstream activities or requires specialist provision please contact us to discuss your child’s needs. Our FUEL fund could provide your child with one-to-one support with some providers (these are highlighted on the provider and bookings page)


Any individuals who may need support with applying can contact the FUEL Co-ordinator


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