The purpose of the Holiday Grants programme is to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. In particular the scheme organisers are interested in contributing to trips that would not take place without this funding.
Schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities based in the UK are all eligible to apply. Applications can be made for grants of between £500 and £2,750 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 ideally should be outside the children’s immediate locality.
Priority will be given to applications that benefit children living in the most deprived areas of the UK.
Submission dates vary depending when trips or holidays take place:
- For trips between 1 July to 30 September 2023, applications will be accepted from 8 May to 18 August 2023
- For trips between 1 October to 31 December 2023, applications will be accepted 7 August to 17 November 2023.