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.
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
Other Fun and Food activity programmes
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.