Short Breaks Providers

Large Grant Funding

This funding is for applications under £20,000 only and is available to all organisations that would like to offer activities to children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Funding is intended for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare organisations/services to provide an activity opportunity for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs which do not conflict with education e.g. running during schools term-time hours.

Funding can be obtained to support an event or activity(s) which children and young people between the ages of 0 to 18 years old with disabilities and/or additional needs are able to access and participate in. These activities or events can be a singular or series of sessions i.e. a weekly sports coaching provision for 10 weeks.


Applicants can apply for more than one grant, please complete a separate application form for each service/intervention you would like to provide.

We recommend that you review both the large grant guidance notes available by clicking here (PDF, 367 KB, 7 pages) and the Evaluation Criteria for the scrutiny of grant applications, available here (PDF, 119.21KB, 1 page) before completing an application.

An online application for the Short breaks large grant funding can be completed by clicking here

All applications for the summer panel must be submitted by 12pm (noon) Wednesday 2 August 2017.