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.
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:
We are not accepting grant requests at present.
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.
No. The project should deliver high value experiences and be good value for money.
All applicants have been informed of the outcome. The awarded projects are underway.
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.
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.