Hertfordshire County Council has joined forces with the Herts Sports Partnership and the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, to organise a programme for the summer 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, existing or prospective organisers of holiday activity programmes 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 contact Jane Parker at HAF@herts.ac.uk.

The HAPpy Activity Finder

All activities will be listed on the HAPpy Activity Finder. This is a central search and book system which will enable parents to filter the most appropriate activities for their children. Use of the platform to promote your activities is a mandatory element of the application and delivery your activity.

If you have any questions regarding adding your activities to the Playwaze system, please email support@playwaze.com.


We will make contact with schools to promote the activities and advertise on social media. Additionally, you will be expected to promote your own activity.

We have created marketing materials that can be edited using Canva. To access these, you will need to set up a free Canva account. You will be able to add you own photos, logos and written content. Please use these to advertise your sessions across social media.


Training will be provided by Herts Community Foundation. There are a number of courses taking place across the summer holidays which can be booked and accessed through their Training Hub here.

Providing Meals

Please use the links below to see the HAPpy Programme Catering Guidelines and Resources to help you provide nutritious hot meals at your holiday programme:

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