Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants
The Holiday Grants programme provides grants of between £500 and £2,500 for recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under in the UK who are disabled or disadvantaged.
Funding can help towards a day trip or a longer holiday of up to seven days. These can be to the countryside or a city, but must be within the UK and outside of children’s immediate localities. Examples include camping, trips to adventure activity centres or the seaside.
Applications are prioritised that will benefit disadvantaged or disabled children living in the most deprived areas of the UK. For Holiday Grants this means areas that fall within the bottom 20% according to the National Indices of Deprivation.
This programme is always oversubscribed so, if you wish to apply for a grant for disadvantaged children from more affluent areas, the case for support must be clearly explained in your application.
There are four rounds of applications each year, and grants are made on a first come first served basis until the available funding for that round has been fully allocated. You must apply at least six weeks before your trip or holiday is due to take place.
Date of trip between 1st July 2019 and 31st August 2019; applications accepted between 1st May 2019 and 2nd July 2019
Date of trip between 1st September 2019 and 31st December; applications accepted between 3rd July and 16th November.
Full details and information on the application procedure is available on the Henry Smith Charity's website.