The Henry Smith Charity has announced that its Holiday Grant for Children Programme will re-open for applications on Friday 1st July 2016. The closing date for applications will be Friday 18th November 2016.
Schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under from deprived areas, or who have a disability. Applications can be considered for holidays or outings that aim to provide children with a break they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. The maximum grant is typically £2,500 for any one trip.
Grants are normally limited to a maximum of two-thirds of the total cost of a trip, as the charity would expect some local partnership funding to be in place. Activities must take place between Thursday 1st September and Saturday 31st December 2016.
Recently funded projects include All Saints CE (Aided) Primary School (which received a grant of £980 towards the cost of a four-night residential trip to an adventure centre in Shropshire, for a group of school children from a deprived area of Wokingham), and Baysgarth School (which received a grant of £1,000 towards a three-day trip to an adventure activity centre for a group of disadvantaged children from Lincolnshire).
For further information please visit the Henry Smith Charity website.