events & workshops grant

We offer grants towards events, workshops and projects for children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions. 


Schools, hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations may apply for funding towards projects advancing the lives of children, young people and families. The project should deliver positive activities which encourage learning and development. We have a keen interest in projects which demonstrate innovation and aim to make a significant difference. You can find examples of the funded projects at the bottom of the page. 

  • things you need to know
    1. Applications accepted all year round unless announced otherwise
    2. Average grant awarded £500-£3000
    3. One application per organisation per year
    4. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel
    5. Decisions will be made within 3-4 weeks
    6. Successful applications will be required to submit monitoring information
  • eligibility criteria
    • The primary beneficiaries are 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.
  • key points

    Organisations may apply for one Events & Workshops grant per funding year (1st November to 31st October). Each application will be considered on its own merit and priority will be given to new organisations and projects. In exceptional circumstances and where budgets permit, we will consider funding for children and young people aged 5-16 without a condition.

    If funding is awarded, grantees will be expected to submit monitoring information. The grant will be paid either in instalments or retrospectively and we will discuss the best option with the grantee. A member of the Daytrippers team may request to observe the project and welcome invitations. 

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

    Please note, we do not fund:

    • Projects outside of the UK
    • Core costs including salaries
    • Residentials and respite breaks
    • Projects that have commenced or have already taken place
    • Projects if an organisation is a current grantee within one of the other funding programmes
    • Repeat projects which we have previously funded (unless at our request)

you need


application form


confirm participants


grant instalment


feedback form

  • FAQ’S


    Applications are accepted all year round, unless announced otherwise. Please take into consideration that we will only approve one Events & Workshops 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.


    We fund projects benefitting children and young people age 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK. If you have a project idea but aren’t sure whether it would be considered, please feel free to contact us at before applying.


    No. The project should deliver high value experiences and be good value for money.


    Applicants will be informed of the outcome within four weeks. The application form should be fully complete, informative and succinct, otherwise this may delay the process.


    We will discuss the best process of payment, whether in instalments or retrospectively. Grants are paid into the bank account of the awarded organisation via bank transfer. Grantees are expected to submit monitoring information to release payment(s).


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


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

case studies

Football Fever

Football Fever

Daytrippers hosted Europe’s largest indoor pan-disability football tournament for a total of nine years, which was attended by 4500 people. Inviting teams from all over the country to prestigious venue The London SoccerDome (formally the David Beckham Academy), we ensured this was a day out for kids that focused on fair play, inclusion and fun. The theme running through all our tournaments was to encourage every child to participate in whatever way they can, allowing flexibility for all levels of football and physical abilities.

Looking back over all of our nine tournaments we were supported by many faces; Colin Nell (the UK’s finest football Freestyler) lead workshops and performances, then the infamous John Barnes attend along with Dave Clarke (Paralypian, Captain of the England and GB Blind Team), & Richard Fox (Paralympian, England & GB Cerebral Palsy player). We are even proud to say that one of the players from our first Daytrippers tournament went on to play for the disabled England team! We also had great donations from Everton, Man City, Man United, Real Madrid & The Mo Farah Foundation.

Spooky Half Term Bowls

Spooky Half Term Bowls

Over seven private events almost 1000 young people with disabilities were able to enjoy our safe, accessible and inclusive bowling parties, creating vital opportunities to make friends, have fun and try something new. Daytrippers privately hired the venue to make it into a fun packed and accessible day for the whole family.

Facilities were provided to ensure every young person could take part, allowing everyone to bowl at their own pace and ability, and making it a fully inclusive experience for young people who would normally find going to this kind of day out a real challenge.

All the colours of the rainbow!

All the colours of the rainbow!

Over eight years 3400 people have benefitted from our partnership with Colourscape where we have provided private days of immersive colour and music workshops with in Clapham, London and numerous locations throughout the UK. For those who have never been inside the multi-sensory walk-in structure, it really is an unforgettable experience.

Experienced facilitators were on hand to lead workshops throughout each of the days, ensuring everyone got the most out of their Colourscape experience. The structure’s main dome was filled with music and sound when students were given exotic instruments to experiment with and enjoy. The children and young people also had the opportunity to wander through the chambers and experience the intensity and subtlety of the various lights and colours.

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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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