Aiming High Additional Support funding pays for additional support for children and young people with disabilities, complex health and special needs who access mainstream short break activities. An activity provider can apply for the additional support funding, which allows an increase in their staff ratio. The funding pays for a designated staff member to work with a child or young person who requires additional support whilst taking part in an activity.

This funding offers parents and carers a break from their caring duties and creates opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to take part in positive activities with their peers.

Funding is limited, therefore we advise you to ensure Additional Support Funding applications are submitted for 4 - 6 weeks in advance of a child or young person joining an activity. Providers can apply for Additional Support Funding for a maximum of two sessions per week.

Applications will need to meet these requirements:

  • The disability the child or young person has meets the Equality Act 2010 definition of disability                  
  • The child or young person is between the ages of 0 - up to 18th birthday                                                                    
  • The child or young person lives within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames or the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames                                                                         
  • The requested amount is within the funding limits                                                                   
  • Inclusion is the primary purpose of the application 

Note: This funding was previously called The Aiming High Enhanced Ratio Funding and The Inclusion Grant. The way in which the funding works has remained the same. The requirements for funding have also remained the same. The name of the funding has been changed to simplify the application process.  

Download Aiming High Short Break Funding - a guide for parents and carers (opens a pdf)

Enabling access to mainstream activities - the role of Inclusion Development Officers

Providers will need to complete the following form:

Download the Aiming High Additional Funding application form (opens a word document)

and return it to:

David Arrow - Inclusion Development Officer

Phone: 020 8547 6564


Jodi Williams - Inclusion Development Officer

Phone: 020 8547 6564

Please note, my office hours are 7am-2:45pm Monday - Friday 

Moor Lane Centre
Moor Lane