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The Henry Smith Charity

Grants of between £500 and £2,750 are available for UK youth clubs, charities, not-for-profit groups and schools to provide recreational trips or holidays for children aged 13 years and younger who live in an area of high deprivation and are experiencing disability or disadvantage.

Who can apply: UK registered charities, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations and schools.

Key Words: Disadvantaged Children, Disabled Children, Education, Holiday, Outings, United Kingdom.

The Henry Smith Charity is one of the oldest leading independent grant-makers in the UK, having been founded in 1628. It’s Holiday Grants for Children grant programme is designed to provide 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. This could be, for example, a day trip or a longer residential of up to 7 days in a countryside or city location, as long as it is outside of the children’s immediate locality and experience. The programme regularly funds trips to the seaside, camping expeditions or visits to adventure activity centres. Trips should focus on enabling children to have fun rather than be for educational purposes.