The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity makes grants to schools and registered charities for projects that improve the lives of children and young people up to the age of 18.
Most grants awarded are worth up £5,000, but the charity does award several grants of up to £15,000 on an annual basis. The trustees occasionally also consider making large grants of up to £150,000 or more. Applicants are requested provide a detailed project budget, as a partial award may be granted if it is not possible to provide the full amount needed.
The charity is keen to support projects which improve facilities for education, young people’s wellbeing and health care for young people.
The charity will not consider funding salaries, travel costs (including individual expedition costs), the purchase of land or buildings, or projects promoting religious and/or political beliefs. Full details of ineligible expenditure are available on the grant criteria sheet.
Applications must be submitted via the website at any time. The trustees aim to make a decision on all applications received within 6 months.