day trip
grant

We provide grants for recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK.

ABOUT THIS GRANT

Applications can be made for grants 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 until funds for that financial year are expended. On occasions where we are not be able to award you 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 group per year
    4. Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the date of your trip
    5. Min. of 8 children/young people with disabilities attending
    6. Grants will be paid retrospectively, after we have received monitoring information
  • eligibility criteria

    SEND schools and units, children’s hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations based in the UK are all eligible to apply. Day trips can be for any destination of your choice but must take place in the UK, and occur on a single day.

  • key points

    Applicants may only receive one grant per year (31st October to 30th October).

    In exceptional circumstances and where budgets permit, we will consider funding for siblings aged 5-16 without a condition.

    Please note we do not fund:

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

    If a grant is awarded, you must submit monitoring information within eight weeks of the day trip taking place. Grants will be paid retrospectively, we will pay the grant when we have received the monitoring information.

    If your application is unsuccessful, your organisation will need to wait until the following year (31st October to 30th October) to be eligible to apply for a day trip grant.

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, but please take into consideration that we will only approve one grant per applicant per year and you can only have one application per grant category at any one time.

    HOW MUCH DO YOU FUND?

    Successful applications will be awarded up to £30 per child/young person with a disability attending the day trip. In exceptional circumstances and where budgets permit, we will consider funding for siblings aged 5-16 without a condition.

    CAN I TAKE MY FAMILY ON A DAY TRIP?

    Unfortunately we only accept applications for groups of a minimum of eight children & young people with disabilities in attendance. If you are an individual family, then please contact a support group, SEND school or charity that may be able to organize a group day trip on your behalf that you could attend.

    DO YOU FUND HOLIDAYS OR REOCCURRING TRIPS?

    Our day trip grant is only for days out that occur on a single day within the UK. If you have a reoccurring activity, workshops or event occurring for a longer period please refer to our events & workshops grant.

    WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF CHILDREN THAT WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND OUR DAY TRIP?

    We understand that everyone will not know the exact numbers attending the trip at the time of applying. We accept applications with estimated numbers. If your application is successful, we will make a pledge based on the estimation provided. However, prior to the trip taking place you must provide the confirmed number of children and young people by submitting a Confirm Attendees form.

    IF OUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED, WHEN DO WE GET FUNDS?

    Grants will be paid retrospectively. If a grant is awarded, you must submit monitoring information within eight weeks of the day trip taking place. Only once we have received the monitoring information will be pay the agreed grant.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPLICATION ISN’T APPROVED?

    Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email. Your organisation must wait a year before reapplying.

    HOW MANY GRANTS CAN WE APPLY FOR?

    We can only accept submissions for one project idea at a time. You may apply for a grant in each of our funding streams (Day Trips, Events & Workshops and Legacy) once a year (31st October – 30th October). If in receipt of a grant, it must be closed before you can apply for another grant. You may only apply for one grant per funding stream per year (31st October – 30th October).

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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