Bristol Youth & Community Action – Holiday Activities Grant

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
12th February 2024
Closing Date:
15th March 2024 , 1:00 pm
Maximum grant awarded:
£200 contribution per session towards activities and £100 per session towards food, up to 5 sessions per half term.

What is BYCA?

Bristol Youth & Community Action is a steering group of people made up of the current, past and future high sheriffs, representatives from the voluntary sector, the business sector and Bristol City Council. It meets regularly to make decisions on how the donations received from the High Sheriff’s appeal and other fundraising activities by the High Sheriff will be spent.

What are BYCA Holiday Activity Grants?

BYCA grants fund holiday activity programmes for children and young people aged 8-12 designed to offer opportunities, positive experiences and reduce risk of involvement in anti-social behaviour. Due to the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme, the High Sheriff has agreed to fund activities in the half term holidays for the financial year 2024/25, to try and ensure there is funding in all the school holidays. We strongly encourage organisations to co-ordinate their planned activities with other local providers to ensure that activities are available across the city during half terms. If you would like help with knowing what other activities are happening in your area please contact Playful Bristol

What can you apply for?

You can apply for holiday activity programmes that 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. Groups are expected to demonstrate local need and funding will be given to projects that are targeted to address these needs. Groups are expected to coordinate with the other groups in the area to ensure that activities are delivered at different days and times to each other.

You can apply for a contribution of £200 per session (at least two hours) towards activity costs with a maximum of one session per day and 5 sessions per half term. In addition you can also, apply for up to £100 a session as contribution towards healthy food. Food delivered should be in line with the school food standard.

BYCA grants for this round will cover the following three half terms:

  • May 2024
  • October 2024
  • February 2025

Programmes must be based in the following areas of Bristol:

  • Hartcliffe and Withywood
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Filwood
  • Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston
  • Southmead
  • Hengrove and Whitchurch Park
  • Lockleaze
  • Henbury and Brentry
  • Ashley
  • Eastville
  • Knowle
  • Horfield
  • Hillfields
  • Easton
  • Frome Vale
  • St George
  • Brislington East
  • Brislington West
  • Stockwood
  • Windmill Hill

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