Hertfordshire County Council has joined forces with the Herts Sports Partnership and the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, to organise a programme for the Christmas holidays aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.

In an initiative funded by the Department for Education, groups or organisations who could turn their hand to running a holiday activity can access funding to deliver daily, four hour programmes for those young people aged 5 to 16 who are in receipt of free school meals. Programmes can be led by a range of organisations. from across the public, private and community and voluntary sectors, must offer a range of catering, sports and physical activity and enrichment activities.

For more information please email HAF@herts.ac.uk.


Applications to run a HAPpy Camp this winter have now closed.

The outcome of your application will be communicated to you from Hertfordshire Community Foundation on 18th and 19th November.

Bitesize training webinars

We are running a number of shorter webinars that you are invited to attend, once you have made your application. All will take place before you know the outcome of your application; this is because we want to give you as much time as possible to work on your delivery plans after hearing the (hopefully) good news!

  1. Ideas for Physical Activity
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  2. Providing food at your camp
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  3. Marketing your HAPpy Camp
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  4. Training courses, policies and procedures, Thursday 21 October at 11am
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  5. Ideas for Enrichment, Wednesday 3 November at 2.30pm
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Marketing your camp

We have created a range of templates for you to edit and use to advertise your camp, these can be accessed via Canva using the links below:

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Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme is being run in partnership between: