The Henry Smith Charity has announced that schools and youth groups can apply for the Holiday Grant for Children Programme, for activities taking place between the 1st February – 30th April 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, who are from deprived areas or have a disability.
Applications will be considered for holidays or outings that have the objective of providing children with a break they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. The maximum grant is £2,500. Grants are limited to a maximum of two-thirds of the total cost of a trip, as the charity would expect some funding to be raised elsewhere.
Recently funded projects include Berridge Junior School, which received £1,000 towards a day trip to the seaside for 160 school children from a disadvantaged area of Nottingham, and Thrybergh Primary School received £2,500 towards a residential trip to an activity centre in Lancashire, for a group of disadvantaged children from South Yorkshire.
The application deadline is Friday 18th March 2016.
To apply, or for further information, please visit the Henry Smith Charity website.