Funding Assistance

Breaks for Kids

Breaks for Kids is a charitable fund, founded and supported by YHA (England and Wales), providing financial support to thousands of young people a year.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust generously supports Breaks for Kids:

We believe every young person should have the opportunity to travel to a new place and discover new environments away from home with their friends. Breaks for Kids can contribute up to 50% of the cost of accommodation and meals for young people from low-income households on trips with schools, community groups and charities or other youth groups.

Every child has the right to enjoy a residential with their friends, grow in confidence, increase self-awareness and achieve a sense of belonging.

How to apply for Breaks for Kids funding

Applying for funding is easy and applications are considered on the basis of:

  • The number of children in the group who are entitled to free school meals.
  • The children must be permanent residents of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • The children must be aged 18 or under.

Click the button to apply for funding only if you have made a hostel booking and have children who are eligible within your group:

Apply for funding now

If you believe your children are deserving but do not fit the criteria sufficiently call us and talk to us as we may be able to assist, subject to availability of funds (01629 592723).

Funding is subject to availability and applications must be received at least 8 weeks prior to your group’s stay and before the balance of your stay is paid.
If you have already paid for your trip in full you cannot apply for funding

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