legacy grant

Making a positive difference to the lives of disabled children and their families is why we exist. Once a year we offer Legacy funding to organisations with innovative project ideas which aim to create lasting change and impact. 

ABOUT THIS GRANT

We encourage schools, hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations to apply. The project should be solution focussed and aim to help children and young people reach their potential. We are keen to support projects which leave a legacy of inclusion.

We usually award organisations that we have an existing relationship with, however, we are open to making new connections. 

Legacy funded projects for the current funding year (1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020) are underway and we look forward to sharing the outcomes of these interventions with you.  Please see our latest Annual Review which is downloadable from the About page for examples of previously funded projects. 

  • things you need to know
    1. The application process is now closed
    2. Average grant awarded £3000-£10000
    3. Projects must take place within the UK
    4. All submissions are reviewed by a panel
  • 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 applying organisation will have raised at least 25% of the project costs.
  • key points

    We have one round of funding a year. We will announce the new round of funding via our e-newsletter and social media platforms.

    Applicants will be asked to submit an expression of interest and an application form if shortlisted. The project idea will be reviewed by a panel and applicants may be invited to discuss the project in the further detail.

    We will consider funding for children and young people without a condition age 5-16 where budgets permit.

    The grant will be paid in instalments and satisfactory monitoring information must be submitted to release subsequent instalments.

    A member of the Daytrippers team may request to observe the project and we 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 the organisation is a current grant holder (Day Trips or Events & Workshops)

documents
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Terms & Conditions

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Grant Instalment

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Feedback Form

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Confirm Participants

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  • FAQ’S

    WHEN CAN I APPLY?

    We are not accepting grant requests at present.

    I HAVE A PROJECT IDEA BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD APPLY.

    If you have an idea and are considering applying, please contact us in advance to talk it through. You can email us at enquiries@daytrippers.org.uk or call on 020 7758 0030.

    HOW MANY PROJECTS DO YOU FUND A YEAR ?

    On average we fund four projects, however, we do not have a set number that we aim to reach. Every project idea will be considered on its own merit.

    IS THE NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES IMPORTANT?

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

    WHEN WILL I HEAR IF I WAS SUCCESSFUL?

    All applicants have been informed of the outcome. The awarded projects are underway.

    HOW AND WHEN IS THE GRANT PAID?

    The grant is paid in instalments. The process of payment will be reviewed on a grant by grant basis. Grants are paid into the bank account of the awarded organisation via bank transfer. Grantees are expected to submit monitoring information to release subsequent instalments.

case studies

Changing the world one tic at a time

Changing the world one tic at a time

We have grown to admire TourettesHero for their creativity and passion for inclusion. Starting out as a project with one single mission – “To change the world one tic at a time” – by celebrating the humour & creativity of Tourettes. In their own words, it’s not about mocking or commiserating – it’s about reclaiming the most frequently misunderstood syndrome on the planet.

We have proudly supported both their development and a series of unique events for young people with Tourettes and their families, including a secret Superhero meet up, and even a silent disco in the Tate Britain. Despite how fun that all sounds, the reason why we continue to support TourettesHero is down to the ongoing impact of all their hard work.

Diggin’ the Gallery with Tate Britain

Diggin’ the Gallery with Tate Britain

Going to an Art Gallery can be an intimidating task for a young person with a disability, and the Tate wanted to change that with our help. Partnering with them and a talented artist Ben Connors, we developed three large scale events which changed the way the gallery was explored, understood and engaged with by young people.

Taking the lead from our Young Ambassador Ethan, we created a map of the gallery through Ethan’s experience, and challenged everyone to interact with the gallery and its art work without the normal rules and boundaries. We danced in the galleries, performed poetry, created soundscapes and art work which responded to the space and its existing collection of art.

Special Children’s Day at ZSL London Zoo

Special Children’s Day at ZSL London Zoo

Partnering with Zoological Society of London on their annual Special Children’s Day. Over eleven years more than 11,000 young people with disabilities have accessed this unique event through Daytrippers support. This event takes place over one weekend per year and offers a truly inclusive experience of this family favourite venue.

With additional facilities, chill out zones, and BSL interpreters the zoo opens up its doors in a way that isn’t normally available. Daytrippers in addition has developed and run private touch tours available for young people with visual impairments giving them a real hands on experience with the animals.

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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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