Small Grants for Summer Playschemes
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:06
Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. To be eligible for funding, the charity will have to have an annual income of less than £100,000 and the playscheme must run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays.
Grants can only be paid to registered charities. Non-registered organisations must give the full name and address of a registered charity who has agreed to accept a grant on their behalf.
Around 35 grants are made each year with preference is given to:
- small local play schemes that provide a wide-ranging programme of activities. Trustees prefer activities that are relatively inexpensive such as crafts and cooking, as well as outdoor activities and sport.
- schemes that involve a large number of children.
- schemes catering for children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are disabled.
- schemes where past users are encouraged to come back and help as volunteers.
Priority is given to projects make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate.
The funding is being made available by the Woodward Charitable Trust and the closing date for applications is midday on the 8th April 2021.