day trip grant

We offer grants towards recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions. 

ABOUT THIS GRANT

School, hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations may apply for a  grant towards a trip occurring on a single day. For example, this could be a day out to a wildlife park, the beach or an outdoor activity centre. Each application will be considered on its own merit, and decisions are made on a first come first served basis . On occasions where we are unable to award the full amount requested, we will consider making a contribution.

  • things you need to know
    1. Applications accepted all year round
    2. Awards of up to £30 per child/young person with disabilities
    3. One application per organisation per year
    4. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the trip
    5. Attendees must include at least eight children/young people with disabilities
    6. Grants are paid retrospectively, following the day trip and receipt of satisfactory monitoring 
  • eligibility criteria
    • The primary beneficiaries should be children and young people age 5-25 with disabilities and/or life-limiting health conditions.
    • SEN schools and units, children’s hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations based in the UK are eligible to apply.
    • The trip should be to a UK destination of your choice and occur on a single day.
  • key points

    Organisations may apply for one Day Trip grant per funding year (1st November to 31st October). In exceptional circumstances and where budgets permit, we will consider funding for siblings aged 5-16 without a condition.

    If funding is awarded, grantees will be expected to submit monitoring information within eight weeks of the day trip taking place. Grants will be paid retrospectively, after the day trip and receipt of satisfactory monitoring.

    Unsuccessful applicants will be notified and may reapply the following funding year.

    Please note, we do not fund:

    • Trips outside of the UK
    • Trips for individual children or individual families
    • Core costs including salaries
    • Trips that have already taken place
    • Overnight stays and residentials
    • Trips to events funded or co-funded by Daytrippers Foundation
    • Trips if you have a current grant through one of our other programmes

documents
you need

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application form

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confirm attendees

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monitoring info

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feedback form

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  • FAQ’S

    WHEN CAN I APPLY?

    Applications are accepted all year around, unless announced otherwise. Please take into consideration that we will only approve one Day Trip grant per applicant per year. Organisations may only apply for funding within a specific grant category at any one time, unless at the request of Daytrippers Foundation.

    HOW MUCH DO YOU FUND?

    We will award up to £30 per child/young person with a disability.

    WE REQUIRE FUNDING FOR CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES. CAN YOU HELP?

    Children and young people with disabilities and/or life-limiting conditions and their key carers are considered a priority. Further funding for siblings and other group members will be considered where exceptional circumstances are applicable.

    CAN FAMILIES APPLY FOR A GRANT?

    Unfortunately, we do not accept applications from families or individuals. We do, however, accept grant requests from SEN schools, hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

    DO YOU FUND HOLIDAYS OR REOCCURRING TRIPS?

    No, we do not fund residentials, respite breaks or holidays. We do fund reoccurring activities, workshops and events through our Events & Workshops grant offer.

    WHO ORGANISES THE DAY TRIP?

    The applying organisation decides the destination and organises the trip.

    WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF ATTENDEES?

    We understand that everyone may not know the exact number of people attending the trip at the time of applying. We accept application forms with estimated numbers and if successful, we will pledge funding based on the estimation. Prior to the trip taking place, grantees are required to provide information about the attendees by submitting a Confirm Attendees Form.

    WHEN DO YOU RECIEVE THE GRANT?

    Grants are paid retrospectively. Grantees are asked to submit monitoring information within eight weeks after the day trip. We then pay the grant via bank transfer.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPLICATION IS UNSUCCESSFUL?

    Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email. The applicant will be eligible to reapply the following funding year which recommences from 1st November.

    HOW MANY GRANTS CAN I APPLY FOR?

    An organisation may apply for one Day Trip grant per funding year (1st November to 31st October). They may also apply for an Events & Workshops and Legacy grant, however, not all at the same time. A grant must be completed before another can be applied for.

case studies

Beach fun with the Balsall Heath Cats

Beach fun with the Balsall Heath Cats

Birmingham based Balsall Heath CATS have used our day trips grants to fund several lovely trips to various beaches across the UK.

After the success of their trip to Bournemouth Beach in 2016 they chose to return for another relaxing day of sun and fun. The group said they greatly benefit from the disabled access facilities offered by the beach and that trips have been “some of the best days out for everyone involved.”

40 children and young people attended, with a range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, and Down’s syndrome. A volunteer said, “I really noticed on this Bournemouth trip that for so many, it was their only trip out all summer. Your work is so important.”

Lifeworks UK’s “Magical” day trip to the Eden Project

Lifeworks UK’s “Magical” day trip to the Eden Project

Daytrippers were delighted to provide funding towards a trip to the Eden Project for Lifeworks UK – a charity that is constantly looking for new ways to expand the education, training, and recreational opportunities it offers for children with learning disabilities.

“The variety of the activities meant there was something for everyone in a very diverse group in terms of interest and need. There was significant opportunity for young people to have first time experiences … and a very special visit from Santa -this all provided a rounded sensory experience enjoyed by everyone.

“What Daytrippers does as an organisation is amazing and so are the young people you serve.”
Projects Development Manager Sarah-Jane Lowson

The WHST Annual Conference and Party

The WHST Annual Conference and Party

Daytrippers is a proud supporter of The Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Trust, the UK’s only charity solely dedicated to providing information and support to those affected by the condition.

One of the ways the WHST does this is by holding annual conferences, bringing together families and professionals to promoting understanding.

“The WHST conferences give people a chance to find out about the best available support and learn more about breakthroughs in treatment and research. More importantly it’s an opportunity for everyone to have some fun and unwind; there are lots of activities and entertainment for the young ones and parents can relax knowing their kids are in safe hands.”
Hazel Cooper, Sister of a young person with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome

KEEN Oxford visit Winchester Science Centre

KEEN Oxford visit Winchester Science Centre

In November 2018, twenty seven children and young people from KEEN Oxford went on a day trip to Winchester Science Centre.

Each participant was paired with an one-to-one coach with the aim of achieving  an individual goal. The group got stuck in, taking part in various activities, challenges and experiments. They also enjoyed learning about the solar system in the centre’s planetarium.

Using a hands on approach, the children and young people learned about science in an inclusive environment. The activities encouraged lots of communication, interaction and team work, as well as opportunities to practice fine and gross motor skills. 89% of participants asked report that they learnt something they didn’t know before the visit.

“The grant was essential to us undertaking the trip. Without it, we simply would not have been able to afford to give the children and young people we work with this opportunity.”
Rupert da Silva, Executive Director

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An update from the Daytrippers Team:

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to unfold, our beneficiaries are our main priority. We would like to give you a quick update on how we’ll be operating in the next few weeks until we know more.

Current grantees:

We will be working remotely so let’s keep in touch. We will as flexible as possible in the upcoming months and are prepared to transfer your pledged funding to a later date if you feel this is needed. Please inform us if you wish to postpone or cancel a day trip, event or project. We’re here for you so please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone.

New grant requests:

We are not accepting new grant application forms until further notice but keep an eye out on our social media channels for any updates.

Wishing you all well

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