From the 1st March 2017 schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to apply for a grant from the Henry Smith Charity’ Holiday Grants programme.
The programme provides access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children less than 13 years of age who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. 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.
- Trips to adventure activity centres
- The seaside.
Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available; to cover a maximum of two thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip, the remainder of the funding must be raised elsewhere.
Applications for trips that take place between the 1st May and the 30th June 2017 will be accepted between the 1st March and the 19th May, decisions are made on a first come-first served basis (within the application periods stated) until funds are spent.