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Space2Grow #22 - Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) Fund, Easter 2022

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BACE Holidays is a project delivered in partnership with Barnet Council and funded by the Department for Education to offer children and young people who currently receive free school meals access to enriching activities and a healthy lunch over the holidays.

Space 2 Grow#22 is the latest instalment of holiday activity grants to distribute central government funding to Young Barnet Foundation members delivering engaging activities and healthy meals during the Easter 2022 school holiday period.

As a result of this programme children who attend these events will:

  • Eat more healthily over the school holidays

  • Be more active during the school holidays

  • Take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment

  • Be safe and not to be socially isolated

  • Have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition

  • Be more engaged with school and other local services

We also want to ensure that the families who participate in this programme: 

  • Develop their understanding of nutrition and food budgeting

  • Are signposted towards other information and support e.g. health

  • Employment and education


BACE Holidays website:

Department for Education Holiday & Activities Food Programme:

NOTE: If your organisation has not previously provided a Holiday Activity Scheme under the BACE Holidays programme and you would be interested in doing so, please contact our grants administration at in order to set up a discussion regarding your proposal. 


Applications are invited from Young Barnet Foundation Members to deliver engaging activities and healthy meals during the Winter 2021 school holiday period (Monday 20th December - Friday 31st December). Please start by downloading and reading the following documents:

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Programme Briefing Document
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Eligibility Criteria
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Terms and Conditions

Key information: 

Application open date:  Monday 17th January 2022

Closing Date: Sunday 7th November 2021;  23:59

Total Amount Available to Award:  Dependent on the application number received

Maximum any one award:  Allocated on capacity of each applicant

Application Review Timings :  Week commencing 8th November 2021

Awards Announced: by Friday 12th November 2021

***Please only apply using the link below if you have previously provided projects under the BACE Holidays scheme at Easter (Space2Grow #16) or Summer (Space2Grow #17). If this does not apply to you then please contact the Grants team.***


Applications must be made via the above online form. As there is no save function within the online form, please also use the pdf version of the application for previous providers. This is for use in drafting internal governance procedures.

Following the summer HAF Programme the Department of Education have made some changes to the programme specification.  These are all set out in the Briefing Document but applicants must be aware that;

  • It is a requirement that Hot Food must be provided for the Winter Holiday period

  • The model for delivery is a minimum of 4 hours for 4 days during the Winter Holiday period Monday 20th December -Friday 31st December

  • Attendees must book on to the full 4 days of provision (not individual days)

  • M&E Requirements; Providers must ensure that they provide us with Dates of Birth and Free School Meal status on the Attendee Data Form. Full details of M&E requirements will be confirmed to you if your application is successful but is outlined in the Eligibility Criteria document


Childcare Works has developed a series of free, short workshops (60-90 minutes) designed especially for HAF providers. The workshops complement local authority support and give offer a solution-focused approach to practical and operational issues faced by HAF providers. Sign up to these free sessions by clicking on the links below.

Safeguarding and child protection essentials  [8 November, 1pm to 2.30pm]

What you need to do (policy, training, safer recruitment, designated leads, connecting with your local authority). Sign up here.

Playwork principles into practice  [15 November, 10am to 11.30am]

Building in child appropriate fun into specialist activities. Sign up here.

Caring for and meeting children's ages and stages of development [1 December, 1pm to 2.30pm]

An overview of child development and matching activities to individual needs and considering children's behaviour. Sign up here.

Building in active sports and games [7 December, 10am to 11.30am]

Incorporating activities into all types of provision. Sign up here


A reminder that operational staff leading on your Winter HAF delivery require specific qualifications such as food handling and safeguarding training. Please ensure it is your on-the-ground team involved in the direct delivery (rather than your management/admin team) who hold these qualifications.


If you need funding support to help upskill your team (staff or volunteers), then consider applying to the Space2Grow #15 Training & Development Micro Fund


A range of information and resources has been developed to support providers in the delivery of their schemes, in particular around Healthy Eating and Nutritional Education. You can find these documents and links below. 

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BACE Holidays Guide for Providers
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Activity Evaluation
COVID19 Guidance for HAF Providers
COVID19 Guidance for Parents / Carers
HAF Recipe Books 
 Nutrients Presentation
Healthy Eating Workshop Presentation
Healthy Eating Workshop Session Plan
8 Tips for Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating Ideas for Providers
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Healthy Eating Ideas for Caregivers
Wellbeing Activity Book
10-Minute Shake Up Games
Free STEM teaching resources
No Barriers Session Plan
Foundation Stones Session Plan
Relationships & Behaviour Workshop
BACE Holidays logo

Space2Grow#22 -  

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Space2Grow #22 is funded by the Department of Education Holiday Activity fund and delivered in partnership with London Borough of Barnet. 

Space2Grow, Space2Grow Childrens and Young People's Fund and Logo are branding of Young Barnet Foundation and relate to the small grant funding rounds distributed by Young Barnet Foundation on behalf of the charity and our partners.