Bristol Youth & Community Action Holiday Activities Grant

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
9th April 2018 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
11th May 2018 , 11:59 pm
Maximum grant awarded:
There is a total pot of £36,000 available for BYCA holiday activities this year, with a maximum grant of £100 per session.

Before applying, please read our guidelines and attend the BYCA meeting for your area to co-ordinate your planned activities with other providers in your area. If you are not able to attend your area meeting but would still like to apply, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at

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 grants round covering the Summer, October and Easter school holidays. Organisations in each priority area (see below) must co-ordinate to apply for this funding, with one local partner applying on behalf of other area providers. This ensures that activities are available across the city throughout the 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.

We offer a maximum of £100 per session (morning, afternoon or evening). For the 2018-19 funding round we will be offering variable maximum amounts for each priority area based on a calculation of need and demand. The available funding for each area is:

Area A      £4,500
Area B      £3,240
Area C      £2,520
Area D      £6,120
Area E      £2,880
Area F      £6,300
Area G      £5,040
Area H      £5,400

Please note that funding is released one holiday period at a time and groups will be asked to confirm that initial funded activities took place before funding for the next holiday will be released.

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 in each area must liaise with each other to submit one funding application per area. We organise meetings in each priority area (see meeting dates below) to help groups to co-ordinate their activities and funding requests. There is no limit to the number of organisations that can join the bid in each area, but only one organisation per area should take the lead and apply on behalf of their area partners.

When are the next area meetings?
The next funding round covers the summer, October and Easter school holidays 2018-19.

To help groups co-ordinate activities and to decide who will apply on behalf of all the groups in your area, meetings will be held as follows:

Area A – 18.04.18 18:30 at Avon Youth Club, 98a Longcross, Lawrence Weston, BS11 0LP

Area B/C – 18.04.18 17:30 at Sea Mills Boys’ & Girls’ Club, Bluebell Close, Sea Mills, BS9 2LQ

Area D –  18.04.18 16:00 at Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster, BS3 4EA

Area E –  19.04.18 11:00 at St Silas Club for Young People, Stockwood Lane, BS14 8SJ

Area F –  18.04.18 14:00 at Broad Plain/Riverside Youth Project, BS2 9ES

Area G –  19.04.18 15:00 – Grupo Lounge, Canford Lane, Westbury – On – Trym, BS9 3DH

Area H –  19.04.18 13:00 at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Gatehouse Ave, BS13 9AE

If you are not able to attend the meeting but would still like to apply for funding from BYCA, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at – we will put you in touch with your co-ordinating group, so that your activities can still be included in the funding bid for your area.




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