Grants up to £2,500 for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities to provide days out or holidays for children aged 13 years and younger who are experiencing disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation.

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The Henry Smith Charity provides grants aid in order that children aged 13 years or younger who are disadvantaged, disabled or from areas of high deprivation with a recreational holiday or outing they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

Applications can be made for grants 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 must be outside of the children’s immediate locality. Examples include camping, trips to adventure activity centres or the seaside. Priority will be given to the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. This means areas that fall within the bottom 20% according to the National Indices of Deprivation.

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities in the United Kingdom may apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,500 for up to 2 years.

Awards normally cover up to 66% of the total project cost, so there is a one-third match funding requirement.

Funding is not available for:

o Trips outside of the UK;
o Trips to theme parks or similar high cost attractions;
o Trips for children over the age of 13 years;
o Multiple trips with the same group of children;
o Trips with a focus on education rather than fun;
o Trips for families;
o Trips for individual children;
o Organisations that provide Children’s Holidays;
o The running costs of play or holiday schemes;
o Trips that have already taken place;
o Trips to pantomimes;
o Trips to sporting events; or
o Organisations with an income of expenditure of over £2 million (unless a school).

There are four rounds of applications each year. The submission dates vary depending on when trips or holidays take place.

The following applications deadlines for 2019 apply:

1. Deadline Thursday 28 February.  Applications will be accepted between 17 December 2018 and 28 February 2019 for holidays taken between 1 February and 30 April 2019.

2. Deadline Tuesday 30 April. Applications will be accepted between 1 March and 30 April 2019 for holidays taken between 1 May and 30 June 2019.

3. Deadline Saturday 31 August. Applications will be accepted between 1 May and 2 July 2019 for holidays taken between 1 July and 31 August 2019.

4. Saturday 16 November. Applications will be accepted between 3 July and 16 November 2019 for holidays taken between 1 September and 31 December 2019.

All applications should be received at least six weeks before the date of the trip to allow for administrative processing and decision making.

An online application form and a set of guidelines can be found on the Charity’s website.

All applications (with the exception of applications from schools) must be accompanied by:

o  A copy of the organisation’s most recent audited or independently inspected accounts;  and
o A detailed budget and fundraising strategy for the trip or holiday which details where the balance of funds will be/have been raised.

Contact details for the Charity are:

The Grants Team
The Henry Smith Charity
6th Floor
65 Leadenhall Street
020 7264 4970
(The Charity does not advertise an email address.)



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