We provide grants to support projects that address issues and challenges faced by children and young people with disabilities and/or life-limiting conditions and their families. This could be a one-off event or a series of events for different groups of children, or a project that leaves a significant legacy of change and inclusion.
Your project should provide positive activities for children and young people with disabilities, help develop their skills, whilst also creating a lasting impact. Each project will be considered on its own merit.
SEND schools and units, children’s hospices, charities and social enterprises (community interest companies, co-operatives and limited companies) based in the UK are all eligible to submit an expression of interest. Children and young people with disabilities and life-limiting conditions must be the primary beneficiaries of your project. You must have raised at least 25% of the project costs prior to applying for this grant.
Applicants may apply once a year and the project should take place between 1st November – 31st October. Where budgets permit, we will consider funding for children and young people without a condition age 5-16.
Please note, we do not fund:
If a grant is awarded, it will be paid in instalments. The process of payment will be reviewed on a grant by grant basis and monitoring information will need to be submitted to support each instalment. You may be visited by a member of the Daytrippers team.
The deadline for accepting expressions of interest is now closed. Please check back in 2020 for information regarding Legacy grant opportunities.
If you have an idea and are considering applying, please contact us in advance to talk it through then we will be able to advise on whether it is suitable for this grant. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 7758 0030.
We have a limited amount of funding available but will aim to allocate it across the most deserving projects to help create maximum impact and value. Each year the applications will be considered on their own merits so there won’t be a set number of projects we aim to support. We are more interested in the projects aims and whether it will be leaving a legacy of change and inclusion.
Projects that benefit larger numbers of children and young people may appear as better value for money, however, we are interested in high value experiences. Each grant will be reviewed by a panel and considered on its own merit.
All applicants have been informed of the final outcome. The awarded projects are all underway.
If a grant is awarded, it will be paid in instalments. The process of payment will be reviewed on a grant by grant basis. Payment will be made by instalments and monitoring information will need to be submitted to support each instalment. You may be visited by a member of the Daytrippers team.
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 (1st November – 31st October). If in receipt of a grant, it must be closed before you can apply for another grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are not accepting new grant application forms until further notice but keep an eye out on our social media channels for any updates.