Financial support to access YMCA holiday clubs

At YMCA East Surrey, we aim to provide activities for children that are great fun and affordable.

To ensure every child can access our holiday clubs, we can offer free or reduced places to families who need additional support.

How to apply

You will need to complete the Children’s Services Bursary form and send it to the Short Breaks Administrator at sovereign@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk.

Please state briefly the reasons why you are applying for a bursary – such as due to low income, a crisis situation at home, or due to a referral from social services, GP, school, etc. Then list the dates you are requesting.

Please state the amount of money you are in a position to pay towards the total cost of the booking (e.g. you are able to contribute 50% towards the total cost). A copy of an official document to support your application will also be required, e.g. income support letter, child tax credits letter, welfare letter from a social worker, etc.

Please note, bursary applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the first date you are requesting.

Your application will be processed as soon as possible. All applications will first go to the Head of Children’s Services, then onto YMCA East Surrey’s Board of Trustees, before a decision can be made.

Although we would never discourage anyone from applying for financial support, please be aware that there are often a large number of families who apply for financial support, therefore unfortunately a fully completed application does not guarantee a successful outcome.

For all bursary applications, you will be required to provide up to date supporting documentation, however if your circumstances do not change, information can be transferred to another bursary request.

Once the decision has been made, a confirmation letter will be sent to you, detailing what has been awarded.

Find out more

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact the Short Breaks Administrator who will be happy to assist you with your application.

T 01737 222859
E sovereign@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk