Holiday Activity & Food Programme - For Providers

Holiday Activities & Food Programme - For Providers

Applications for Winter 2023 provision opens on 18th Sept.

During the winter school holidays, SASP and Somerset County Council will once again joined forces to deliver fun activities along with healthy food, under the name 'Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset'.

HHHS provides funding to enable local groups to deliver a variety of holiday activities including food to children eligible for benefits-related free school meals across Somerset.

In June 2022, Minister Will Quince wrote to all schools explaining the importance of the Holiday Activity and Food programme, and how schools can support children and families to get involved and access opportunities. Read the Minister's letter here.

Important dates

Applications for the HHHS Winter programme are open between Monday 18th September and midnight on Wednesday 11th October.

We intend to fund 3000 places across Somerset in the Winter 2023 programme.

The winter delivery period is across 4 days as follows:

  • Monday 18th December
  • Tuesday 19th December
  • Wednesday 20th December
  • Thursday 21st December

Please note that these are the only dates available for funding.

Before making an application, please read the guidance notes here.

It is important to note that there are changes from previous programmes relating to the budget – so if you have delivered HHHS before, please read again.

We have also put together a PDF of maps showing locations most in need of provision, available here.

Winter HHHS Timescales

As of 20th October please see the revised timescales for the winter HHH programme.

How to apply

Applications for winter HHH is now closed. To register your interest for the Easter 24 applications, please email

Useful Documents

If you have any questions regarding funding for the Holiday Activities and Food programme, please get in touch with:

Kevin Lang

Kevin Lang

Children and Young People Project Officer

07305 356829

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK