Covid winter grant scheme extended for Easter holidays

25 February 2021
The Government has extended the Covid Winter Grant Scheme until 16 April, allowing local authorities to support vulnerable families throughout the Easter holidays.

This week the government published the Covid-19 Response - Spring 2021. Hidden amongst its 68 pages is the good news of an extension to the Covid Winter Grant Scheme introduced in November 2020 but due to end in March 2021. 

The Scheme will now continue until the 16 April 2021 to include the Easter holidays, which is good news for families who will miss out on support available through the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). HAF is only available to children eligible for free school meals, and we know that many more families need help