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Happy Days Children's Charity

07 October 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding for families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

The Charity supports families with children aged 3-17 who have learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities, acute, chronic or life limiting illnesses, been abused or neglected, witnessed domestic violence, been bereaved or act as carers for a parent or a sibling.

Value Notes

The minimum or maximum grant levels are not specified.

Match Funding Restrictions

The Charity will also consider applications for partial funding, joint projects with other agencies, and applications for group residential holidays.

Who Can Apply

Day Trips, Visiting Theatre and Group Activity Holidays

The applicant must represent a group of young people aged 3-17 with additional needs. This includes representatives of a special needs school or special needs group, young carers and women's refuges. Only key carers will be funded and additional adults must be self-funded. A group leader and deputy group leader must be nominated.

Family Respite Breaks

The child or children in need of the holiday (ie a two to four night break within the UK) should be between the ages of three and 17, have special educational needs or have been abused or have a life-limiting condition. Families must also have a household income of £28,000 or under, this includes all benefits received but not PIP/DLA, Child Benefit or carers allowance.

The Charity will accept an application for a family holiday from parents, guardians, grandparents or siblings.  The Charity will also accept applications from GPs, consultants, nurses or social workers.

Location

United Kingdom

Terms and Conditions

Day Trips, Visiting Theatre and Group Activity Holidays

All key carers who will be accompanying children on the trip must be CRB-cleared, and the group/organisation must also have a child protection policy in place.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a monitoring form after the activity has taken place.

Family Respite Breaks

Successful applicants will be required to complete a monitoring form after the holiday has taken place.

Restrictions

Funding is not available for accompanying adults who are not key carers.

Eligible Expenditure

Day Trips and Visiting Theatre

Applicants may apply for a day trip to a wide variety of destinations, for example, the seaside, a theme park, the theatre, or for a theatre workshop to visit the applicants' premises. Items that can be funded are tickets/passes and transport costs.

Group Activity Holidays

Applicants may apply for a group activity holiday to a wide variety of destinations such as outdoor activity centres, holiday camps and sailing breaks.

Family Respite Breaks

Applicants may apply for a short break family holiday by the seaside or in the countryside, usually in the United Kingdom. Other destinations will be considered according to cost.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Application forms are available to download from the Charity's website.


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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Donniece Nisbett
    Administrator
    Happy Days Children's Charity
    Unit 6-7 The Glover Centre
    23-25 Bury Mead Road
    Hitchin
    SG5 1RP
    Tel: 01462 530710
    Email: [email protected]

  2. Ann DaRocha
    Administrator
    Happy Days Children's Charity
    Unit 6-7 The Glover Centre
    23-25 Bury Mead Road
    Hitchin
    SG5 1RP
    Tel: 01462 530710
    Email: [email protected]

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