You can use the funding towards several activities if you like, however you can only put in one application per year (April
to March). Once your application has been approved, you cannot make amendments (unless, for circumstances out of your control,
it is not possible for the intended activity to go ahead).
When you are ready, please could you read the rest of the guidance about the Activity Fund and submit your application by filling in the google form on this webpage (opens a new window).
Here are the most popular uses of the Activity Fund:
- annual passes/memberships
- clubs - e.g. drama, scouts, cadets, sports, dance, horse riding, choir, gymnastics, holiday club, after school club
- lessons - e.g. dance, music, swimming, sports
Annual passes are popular as then the parent/carer does not have to worry about finding an activity, adhering to the application deadline, booking the child in, wondering if their child will like it etc. These are the most popular annual passes/memberships that the Activity Fund has been use towards:
Safeguarding children and child protection when choosing activities
All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.
Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs. There are lots of resources on the NSPCC website to help you recognise providers that understand their safguarding responsibilities.