Hilden Grants for Children’s Summer Activities

Grants available for: Community-run summer outdoor activities for children
Size of grants given: £1,500
Next deadline: Tbc (will be spring 2024)

Aims of Fund

To support summer outdoor, nature-based activities for children and young people – particularly those from disadvantaged communities and/or those who have disabilities.

Who can apply

Community organisations who are members of Social Farms & Gardens, an umbrella group for community garden projects. Membership is free and is open to any organisation delivering nature-based activities that improve people’s lives. For example, the delivery of care services or community development through farming or gardening.

Applicants must be one of the following types of organisations:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO / SCIO)
  • Not-for-profit company. A company limited by guarantee – registered with Companies House.
  • School or educational body (may also be a charity and/or company)
  • Registered charity (unincorporated)
  • Registered Charity and Not-for-profit Company
  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Community Benefit Society

Organisations must have a legal status and must be not for private profit.

In addition, they must have a safeguarding policy in place as well as adequate insurance for the proposed activities and site.

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £1,500 to deliver activities for children and young people aged 5 – 18 that:

  • Take place in July and/or August
  • Support them to play, learn and have fun outdoors
  • Connect them with nature

Applications will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • A clear proposal to connect children with nature.
  • The ability to engage children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The ability to engage children with disabilities
  • Previous experience of running successful outdoor activities for children.
  • A legacy for participants.

Please note: if your application is successful, 50% of the grant is paid upfront, and the remaining 50% is paid when you submit a project report at the end of your project.

See the full terms and conditions for further details.

Hilden Charitable Trust also give general grants to other types of project – see our listing for Hilden Charitable Trust.

How to apply

Fill in the online application form. You will need to submit a copy of your most recent accounts, your safeguarding policy and your public liability insurance certificate – applications will not be considered without these documents uploaded.

Deadlines for application

The fund opens once a year in the spring. The deadline for 2023 was 6th June. Announcements for 2024 are expected to be made in March/April 2024.

Contact details

 The GreenHouse,
Hereford Street
0117 923 1800

Last updated: 7/6/23 RL

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