Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.

The funding is available to registered charities, CICs, CIOs or exempt charities with an annual income of less than £100,000. If the applicant is not a registered charity, then a registered charity may apply on the scheme’s behalf.

Charities can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of two weeks, ten full days or twenty half days during the summer holidays.

Priority will be given to small, local schemes involving a large number of children, especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust’s Summer Playscheme which will be open to applications from the 26th February 2024 until the 5th April 2024.