Grants are available for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation.
One-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available.
Funding is available for a maximum of two consecutive years.
Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities in the UK are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. This means areas that fall within the bottom 20% according to the National Indices of Deprivation.
Applications can be made for grants towards a single trip, which could be a day trip or a longer residential of up to seven days in length. This could be to a countryside or city location but must be outside of the children’s immediate locality. Examples include camping, trips to adventure activity centres or the seaside. There is particular interest in funding trips for children located in the bottom 20% of the National Indices of Deprivation.
Guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Charity’s website at https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/holiday-grants-for-children/holiday-grants-for-children-overview/.
Applications will be accepted between 1 March and 30 April 2019 for holidays taken between 1 May and 30 June 2019.
Applications will be accepted between 1 May and 2 July 2019 for holidays taken between 1 July and 31 August 2019.
Applications will be accepted between 3 July and 16 November 2019 for holidays taken between 1 September and 31 December 2019.
Contact the Henry Smith Charity for further information on 020 7264 4970.