Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 30th April 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st May and the 30th June 2018 for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities.
Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. In this round, trips must be taken before the end of April 2018.
For more details and to apply, complete the eligibility quiz on the website and submit the application form online at least 6 weeks before the trip is due to take place.
Although the deadline is the 30th April 2018, decisions are made on a first come-first served basis until all the funds have been allocated.
Previous visits supported include:
- All Saints Catholic Primary School which received a grant of £1,500 towards a two-night trip to Wales for a group of disadvantaged children from Merseyside.
- 17th Gloucester (Salvation Army) Girlguiding who received a grant of £2,500 towards a two-night trip to an adventure centre in Wiltshire for a group of disadvantaged girls from Gloucester.
- Armitage Church of England Primary School which received a grant of £750 towards a day trip to London for a group of disadvantaged children from Manchester.