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Fun and Food: free summer holiday club places

Applications are now open to enrol your child in the free Fun and Food holiday activity and clubs programme over the 2021 summer holiday.

The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for Merton primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

To apply or find out more, follow the links below.

What’s available

Eligible children will be able to access four sessions across one week and there may be opportunities to attend more than one week. There are specific provisions available for children with SEND or additional needs. The sessions available include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. All of the sessions are provided at no cost to you.

The following Fun and Food Programme clubs and activities are running in the 2021 summer holiday in Merton.

School-based holiday schemes and clubs

Club name Location
AFC @ Cranmer Primary Mitcham
AFC @ Liberty Primary Mitcham
Cricket Green SchoolMitcham
Harris Academy WimbledonWimbledon
Fisher Fun Club @ St John Fisher PrimaryRaynes Park
Haslemere Primary Holiday PlayschemeMitcham
KidsZone @ Abbotsbury Holiday PlayschemeMorden
Links Primary School Holiday PlayschemeTooting
Merton Abbey Primary Holiday PlayschemeSouth Wimbledon
Rutlish SchoolMerton Park
Sacred Heart Kids Club New Malden
Ursuline High SchoolRaynes Park

Other Fun and Food activity programmes

Name Activities  Location
Ashdon Jazz AcademyBeauty and wellbeingMitcham
FilmanthropyFilm and mediaMitcham
Five Aside Theatre Multisports and gamesRaynes Park
Fulham FC @ Lavender ParkFootball and workshopsMitcham
Hercules AthleticsAthleticsWimbledon
Inner Strength NetworkLife skills and wellbeing -
Jimmy Ascher FoundationCooking and fitnessVirtual via Zoom
Merton VisionMultisportsColliers Wood
Mitcham Town and Community TrustDance and dramaMitcham
Phipps Bridge Youth CentreVariousMitcham
Pollards Hill Youth CentreVariousMitcham
Sherwood Park HallCreative and coding Mitcham
Togetherness Community CentreLife skills and wellbeingMitcham
Tooting & Mitcham United Football ClubVarious ball sportsMorden
Unique talentFashion, design and musicMitcham
Uptown Youth Club MultisportsColliers Wood

Help with childcare costs

In addition to this programme, families who are eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. Please visit Help With Childcare Costs (GOV.UK) to find out more.

Who is funding and supporting this

This opportunity is provided as part of the government's expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme which is being delivered across the country in the main school holidays.

Merton Council is working with local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the HAF programme.

The free places are funded by the Department for Education. Visit GOV.UK for more information on the national programme.

Supported by:

Clarion Futures