Apply for a break

The 2021 season is in full swing!

Breaks Are Back! And we’re excited to be back in action and making a real difference to the lives of so many families and children across the UK.

In 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel almost all of our breaks due to the pandemic. We set out 5 key conditions and used them as the benchmark to help guide us in our decision making.

After a delayed start to the season due to restrictions, we are thrilled to be sending families away on breaks again this year. We want to thank all of our referrers and suppliers for their help and support so far this season and to our lovely families for sharing how much of a difference the breaks have made to their lives.

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How to Apply for a Break

All families must be referred by someone working with them in a supporting role. This ensures we assist those who most need our help and means the families get the support they need to prepare for their break.

Our Referrers work or volunteer for a variety of organisations including schools, children/family services, children’s centres, other charities such as Barnardos or Shelter, refuges and domestic abuse support teams, and housing associations.

What breaks we have available changes on a regular basis. We open and close for applications for different break types periodically. To see what we currently have available, to be included in our regular e-shots that tell you what is currently on offer and to be able to apply for breaks or group trip funding, you will need to be registered as a referrer.

If you want to register with us as a referrer, please visit our Advice For Referrers page first. To register with us as a referrer, visit the Referrer’s Area. We will get back to you with your log-in details or a request for more information as soon as possible. Please make sure you have read our Frequently Asked Questions and our “What Happens Next?” pages.

If you are a family looking for help with a holiday, please visit our Advice for Families page.