YHA Breaks Programmes

Our Breaks Programmes aim to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences.

We understand the power of travel and adventure to transform a child’s view of the world and their place in it, to provide respite and improve children’s health, education and wellbeing. We believe all young people should have the chance to have big adventures, make new friends, try new things and learn vital life skills. We want every child to know what it is like to paddle in the sea for the first time, to see the city skyline at night and to feel the sand between their toes.

Today, young people face many challenges. Financial hardship, homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, caring for a parent and other circumstances all limit children’s opportunities to explore the world and their place in it. We are here to reach, and create new opportunities for, those in the greatest need.

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Please support YHA. Together, we can transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

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Educational Breaks Support Programme

Our Educational Breaks Programme offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face additional social challenges.

Applications now open

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Challenging Lives Support Programme

Our Challenging Lives Programme aims to reach those children and young people who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness.

Applications now open

Young deprived male

Challenging Places Support Programme

Our Challenging Places Programme aims to reach those children and young people who live in areas recognised as being amongst the most deprived.

Applications now open

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Family Breaks Support Programme

Our Family Breaks Programme aims to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences.

Applications now open