Hilden Charitable Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Accepting Applications

Disadvantaged communities around the UK can benefit from small grants to help run short-term activities for local young people.

The Fund allocates a small budget each year to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to support the following:
•Summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.
•Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks.
•Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

The funding is intended to be used to help with the costs related to the provision of the play schemes. Please note, however, the Trustees will not support play schemes with a budget over £12,000; club or family holidays; day care costs, or agencies with an income exceeding £150,000.

The deadline for applications is 4 June 2019.

How To Apply

Application forms are available to complete online. The application form should then be printed out and posted to the Fund along with the following:

  • A brief description of the scheme and programme activities.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent annual report and accounts, which must include which must include a list of Trustees/Board members.

Further information can be found here: