Special schools, children’s hospices, charities and support groups can apply for funding towards a day trip of their choice. 

We want to ensure children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK experience great days out.

Find out below if your organisation is eligible for our support and how to apply for a grant. If you have any queries, please contact us on 020 7758 0030 or at enquiries@daytrippers.org.uk.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Special schools, children’s hospices, registered charities and support groups (without charity status) based in the UK are eligible to apply.
  • The day trip must consist of at least eight children and young people who have a disability and/or a life-limiting condition (up to the age of 25). 
  • The proposed day trip must take place in the UK. 

Key points:

  • Application forms are accepted all year round.
  • Fully completed application forms and supporting documents may be submitted ten working days or more prior to the day trip. 
  • Funding will primarily be considered for children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their key carers. We will consider funding for siblings where exceptional circumstances are applicable and budgets permit.
  • We will consider each application form and funding requested on an individual basis.
  • We allocate up to £30 per child/young person and award grants no greater than £1,500.
  • If the proposed day trip includes over 50 children and young people, please call us to discuss your request before completing an application form. 
  • As well as considering days out, we welcome application forms regarding in-house events (a fun day for children for example).
  • If we are unable to cover all of the costs, we will consider making a contribution towards the day trip.
  • Successful applicants are required to provide monitoring information after the day trip has taken place. See here for more information. 
  • Organisations are expected to pay for the day trip upfront. Payment of the grant will be issued after the day trip and when the monitoring information has been submitted.   
  • Organisations may receive one grant per calendar year.

 We will not consider: 

  • Application forms for individual families.
  • Funding requests for overnight stays and residentials.
  • Day trips to events funded or co-funded by Daytrippers.

How to apply: