As a fundraising consultancy with a vested interest in schools, we’re always looking for grant schemes that can really benefit children in and out of curriculum time. This is why we think The Henry Smith Charity’s Holiday Grants for Children is a fantastic opportunity, as the charity focuses on providing children the chance to go on school outings and holidays regardless of living in areas of deprivation, are experiencing disadvantage or have a disability.
The eligibility criteria is fairly straightforward, with the funding open to outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under and must be outside the children’s immediate locality. The groups able to apply are:
- Youth groups
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Registered charities
The grant scheme offers grants between £500-£2,500 and they are able to fund day-trips as well as longer residential trips but trips to high cost attractions like theme parks are less likely to be funded. It is also worth noting that the scheme will only fund two-thirds of the total cost of a holiday as the charity expect some funding to be raised from elsewhere, also stating that they may not be able to award the full amount applied for if you are successful due to the high demand they receive.
The grant scheme has a relatively simple application form which can be found on the website where details of grant deadline and corresponding project dates, and further information is available in regards to what documents are needed to support an application and where to send it to.