Bristol Youth & Community Action Holiday Activities Grant

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
4th March 2019 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
22nd April 2019 , 11:59 pm
Maximum grant awarded:
A maximum of £100 per session, up to a total grant maximum of £2,500

Before applying, please read our new guidelines. As usual, we will be holding meetings in each BYCA area to help you co-ordinate your planned activities and funding request with other local providers. Please check back for meeting dates.

What is the Holiday Activity Scheme?
These grants fund holiday activity programmes for children and young people aged 8-12. Activities should offer young people opportunities and positive experiences and reduce risk of involvement in anti-social behaviour. Funding is offered in one annual grant round for activities taking place in the Summer, October and/or Easter school holidays.

What can you apply for?
You can apply for holiday activities that offer young people aged 8-12 opportunities and positive experiences and reduce risk of involvement in anti-social behaviour. Programmes should add value to existing provision or create new provision where there is an identified need. Successful applications will demonstrate that a small amount of funding from BYCA will make a significant difference. Applications will only be accepted from groups working in formal or informal partnerships of two or more organisations – individual groups are not eligible to apply.

For the 2019-20 funding round we will be offering a maximum grant of £2,500, within which there is a maximum offer of £100 per session (morning, afternoon or evening).

Who can apply?
Local voluntary and community organisations providing holiday activity programmes for 8-12 year olds.  Applicants should be based in one of the following areas of Bristol:

Area A – Avonmouth/Lawrence Weston
Area B – Henbury
Area C – Seamills/Shirehampton
Area D – Windmill Hill/Bedminster/Ashton/Bishopsworth
Area E – Brislington/Stockwood/Hengrove
Area F – St Pauls/Easton/Ashley
Area G – Southmead/Lockleaze
Area H – Hartcliffe/Knowle West

How do groups apply?
BYCA does not accept applications from individual groups; groups must apply in formal or informal partnerships of two or more organisations. We organise meetings in each priority area (see meeting dates below) to help groups to co-ordinate their activities and funding requests.

When are the next area meetings?
The next funding round covers the summer, October and Easter school holidays 2019-20.

To help groups co-ordinate their planned activities and funding requests across each BYCA area and maximise the impact of funding for Bristol’s children and young people, area meetings will be held as follows:

Area A – 02.04.19 11:00 at YB Youth Club on Wheels, Outside Shops, Longcross, Lawrence Weston,

Area B/C – 03.04.19 17:30 at Sea Mills Boys’ & Girls’ Club, Bluebell Close, Sea Mills, BS9 2LQ

Area D –  02.04.19 14:30 at Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Silbury Rd, BS3 2QE

Area E –  03.04.19 11:00 at St Silas Club for Young People, Stockwood Lane, BS14 8SJ

Area F –   02.04.19 13:00 at Broad Plain/Riverside Youth Project, BS2 9ES

Area G –   03.04.19 15:00 – Grupo Lounge, Canford Lane, Westbury – On – Trym, BS9 3DH

Area H –  03.04.19 13:00 at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Gatehouse Ave, BS13 9AE


Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.