The premier HAF solution for councils

Engage hard-to-reach families

Fund more local providers

Make DfE reports a breeze

HAF Solution

Loved by councils and providers everywhere

Bracknell Forest Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Bristol City Council
Cheshire East Council
East Sussex County Council
Herefordshire Council
Milton Keynes Council
Newham Council
North Somerset Council
Peterborough City Council
Portsmouth City Council
London Borough of Redbridge
Salford City Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Southwark Council
Suffolk Council
Tameside Metropolitan Borough
Waltham Forest Council
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Healthy Happy Kids
Harlequins Foundation
Learning Hive
Move More
Premier Education
ProTouch SA
Summer Adventure Camp
Sports Cool
Suffolk Libraries

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Supercharge your community activities

Connect the dots between all providers in your area and all families who need them.

Distribute funding more widely. Create choice and diversity. Increase quality and engagement.

Leverage your HAF funding and go beyond free school meals to transform the life of your community.

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Unified community platform

A flexible suite of features designed for HAF

We automate eligibility checking, leaving you to offer discretionary places. Providers make final booking approval.

Eequ provides integrated payments and childcare processing so that you can make more activities available.

You set your eligibility categories, view engagement, school participation, provider funding and much more.

We deliver beautiful email notifications to guide low tech parents and help them manage their bookings.

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Why councils love Eequ

Shining testimonials

Portsmouth City Council

Eequ has transformed our ability to monitor bookings and engage with our HAF audience. It has provided a platform that flows easily, is aesthetically pleasing and dispels the myth of clunky booking systems. It has also been very warmly received by our providers and this is thanks to the team’s responsiveness and drive to continually evolve and improve their service.

Milton Keynes City Council

Our experience of Eequ has been exceptional, the all-round personal support has been outstanding for us, our families and our providers. The ever-growing functionality and reporting features provide us with accurate data to make informed decisions, which supports the growth of our HAF programme

East Sussex County Council

The Eequ team has been amazing, offering exceptional 1-to-1 support for parents and providers. They consistently enhance the platform with tailored features for the HAF program. I wanted to say a huge thank you for developing additional reporting functionality for the pupil-level DFE report. In fact, it was so easy and quick I’m ready to submit the report before they’ve even sent out the submission link to LAs!

Redbridge Council

Using Eequ was a game changer for us, especially in having an automatic system for checking eligible families. Eequ is also set up to collect data for the purpose of reporting back to the DfE. The Eequ team offer great support for providers and parents using the system, as well as responding to the needs of the Local Authority. Eequ also provides an inclusive process for system development alongside other Local Authorities, allowing us to share our experience, and collaborate.

Newham Council

Eequ has allowed parents to flexibly browse the entire offer from Newham and chose a variety of sessions without having to call individual providers to make their booking. Using Eequ has saved us so many hours in completing data reports, it makes the end of HAF reports so much quicker. It also easily allows parents to cancel bookings, which in turn allows other children access to the spaces.

Herefordshire Council

Eequ has been an invaluable addition to our HAF programme and we have had tons of positive feedback from our providers, especially around improving communications with their attendees. We as a team have particularly found working with Eequ very positive, with support readily available and queries or issues being answered and sorted out extremely quickly even during the busy HAF delivery periods.

Salford City Council

I could not be more pleased with Eequ in comparison to our previous software. Eequ’s platform demonstrates superior performance accurately verifying participant eligibility, offering extensive customisation options meeting our unique programme requirements and managing complex data sets with great efficiency. These capabilities have significantly enhanced our ability to administer the HAF programme effectively. Eequ has restored my faith in customer service, delivering on promises and never standing still.

Mission driven

Eequ understands HAF

The HAF programme is an inspired solution by the DfE to a complex challenge. Through the care and dedication of hundreds of local purpose-driven small businesses, it provides opportunities to develop life skills, behaviours and values that change the trajectory of children’s lives. These activities relieve the pressure on working families and combat the dangers of excess digital time on children’s mental health by providing safe, social environments for children to play. Children, families, schools and businesses all benefit from the funding and communities grow stronger at each delivery.

However, we still have work to do. The first problem we are tackling is engagement. Our data tells us that councils are averaging 15% take up from their core FSM children.

A technology partner for councils

Fastest improving platform

Our councils work together to create a road map and release dozens of features and improvements each year.

Battle tested reliability

Our platform operates with 99.99% uptime and handles hundreds of thousands of bookings.

Outstanding support

Our team works one-to-one with providers and councils making sure there is always a human to talk to.

Rock solid security

One transparent, central and secure process for providers and councils to manage sensitive HAF data.

A straight forward business case

We make your procurement simple

Complete procurement in 2 weeks

Self-serve and one-to-one onboarding for providers

Go live for bookings 4 weeks from today

We provide you with templates to build a business case and delight your IT governance and Data Security officer. Our councils share their procurement best practices with you and welcome you to their collaborative network.
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