Happy Day's Children's Charity


Description

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


Extended Description

The Happy Days Charity is a national children's charity dedicated to providing holidays, days out, and theatre trips for disadvantaged young people with special needs.

The Charity supports families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused.


Value Notes

Eligible applicants can apply for the costs of the following activities:

Day trips/theatre trips/theatre workshops

The Charity will meet the costs of the day trip/group outing for all the eligible children under the age of 18; the Charity will also meet the costs of 'Key Carers'.

Items that can be funded are tickets/passes and transport costs.

Family Holidays

The Charity will meet the costs of a two to four nights UK respite break, however, under special circumstances the choice of destination may be extended.


Key Criteria    

 

Day trips/theatre trips/theatre workshops

The applicant must represent a group of young people aged 3-17 with special needs. This includes representatives of a special needs school or special needs group.

Family Holidays

The child or children in need of the holiday should be between the ages of three and 17, and be disabled, have a special need or have been abused. Families must also have a household income of £25,000 or under, this includes all benefits received but not DLA 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.


Eligible Expenditure                                      

Day trips/theatre trips/theatre workshops

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 applicants' premises.

Family Holidays

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.                                                                                                   


Match Funding Restrictions

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


Restrictions

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


Application Procedure

Interested applicants must complete an application form.

Contact The Happy Days Children's Charity for further information

 


Address & Contacts :

Application forms may be available to download on their website

Contact details:
Mandy Bilbrough Happy Days Children's Charity
Clody House
90-100 Collingdon Street
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 1RX
Telephone:01582 755999
Email:enquiries@happydayscharity.org