Educational support programme

We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

Because we believe every child should have the same chance to discover, explore and grow. We create unique opportunities for people from all backgrounds to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and take a different path through life.

Our Educational Breaks Programmes offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face additional social challenges. We are particularly keen to support groups of young people who have not undertaken a residential activity previously. We regret we cannot assist every applicant and aim to reach those in greatest need. We can only provide groups/schools with one break per year. All requests for assistance must be made by completing an application form to apply for an advertised educational break.

Groups are able to apply for support for up to 10 individual pupils, for up to 50% of the programme costs. YHA can only consider applications made during an advertised application period.

Because YHA relies on the generosity of its donors and supporters to deliver our life changing work our programmes are discretionary and subject to eligibility criteria.

Our guidance notes can support you to complete the application. If you need support to complete the application or you have any questions please contact our breaks team on 01629 592 723 or by an email at [email protected]

The break you are applying for must make a significant difference to the group of children/ young people, so please tell us as much as you can about why this will make a real difference. To be eligible the child or young person must be between the ages of 8 and 18 and meet the following criteria. The children/young people who you are applying for must:

  • Live in severe poverty, have additional challenges, and eligible for pupil premium  .

Download our Guidance notes

Available Breaks

Applications are now closed.

If you have special circumstances that mean none of these properties are suitable, please get in touch with the team to discuss your enquiry.

Important Information

The locations, times and dates of breaks may on occasion be subject to change at YHA’s discretion for operational reasons. Whilst we will try to allocate accommodation on the preferences selected we are unable to guarantee these choices.

Once your application has been confirmed our breaks team will contact you and each group will be required to adhere to YHA’s standard booking terms and conditions.

Educational support programme