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Holiday activities and food programme

The programme offers a range of school holiday activities for children and young people across Derbyshire in the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.

Department for Education

The sessions are free for families who claim benefit related free school meals and are provided by a range of local organisations and groups.

Free places may also be available to children in vulnerable groups, including children with special educational needs (SEND) or young carers, who are not currently in receipt of free school meals. A small fee may be applicable for other applicants.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to children who receive free school meals and those with vulnerabilities.

The holiday activities and food programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Derbyshire's It's About Me holiday activity and food programme

It's about me - Derbyshire's holiday activity and food programme is back this spring, running free activity clubs across the county for children aged 4 to 16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Clubs will run for 4 days per week during the spring holidays:

  • Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April 2023
  • Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 April 2023

Each child is eligible to attend a maximum of 4 sessions during the spring school holidays.

To find out more information or to book holiday provision visit It's about me Derbyshire.

Holiday and activity programme providers

We've commissioned StreetGames to co-ordinate the holiday activities with food scheme in Derbyshire.

If you're interested in providing holiday activities and want to find out how to apply for funding, please contact StreetGames, email:

You can also read the DFE's holiday activity and food scheme guidance which sets out the scheme criteria and standards.