Children’s Summer Activity Grants for SF&G Members: 2024

News item first posted on: 13/06/24

SF&G are delighted that in 2024 we will once again be partnering with the Hilden Charitable Fund to award Children’s Summer Activity Grants to our members, helping to get children learning and playing in nature this summer. 

Last year we supported 26 SF&G members with grants of up to £1,500 each. They delivered over 300 summer sessions taking place all over the UK engaging more than 3,000 children and their families, with a huge range of activities taking place including bug hunting, seed planting, orienteering, bush-crafts, and outdoor cooking sessions. 

This year we will be distributing £34,000 in grants of up to £1,500 each to support activities that will engage children and young people with nature over the summer break in July and August 2024. 

To Apply 

You can 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 2024 
  • Support them to play, learn and have fun outdoors 
  • Connect them with nature 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications that demonstrate how you will reach children and young people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or who have disabilities. 

Your activities can be solely funded by this grant, or take place as part of a larger scheme or initiative. 

Application Deadline: Midday, Monday 24th June 2024 

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 1st July 2024, and receive their grant in full on return of a signed grant acceptance letter. Grant reports will need to be received no later than Friday 27th September 2024. 

Please see the full grant Terms and Conditions here.

To apply, please complete this online application form.

Please note: as part of your application, you will be asked to submit a copy of your most recent accounts, your safeguarding policy and your public liability insurance certificate. We will not assess applications submitted without these supporting documents.