Our commitment to Supporting Families this year is to provide 1,000 free or financially assisted places on Kings Camps, Football Kings and Cricket Kings at venues throughout the UK during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays for those children who need it most.
We also have fully subsidised places available for children with long-term health conditions through our Hospital Project, thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need.
Apply for a Supporting Families place
You can apply for a Supported Family place with Kings Camps for yourself or on behalf of a third party. Circumstances under which you can apply:
– Financial hardship
– Illness and likewise
If you are a teacher, hospice worker or social worker and know of a family or child who would benefit from a Supporting Families place, apply now for a subsidised place.
How your money makes a difference
Since 1991, more than 10,000 assisted places on our activity camps have been provided to children and families in a range of difficult family situations. Over the years, our work has made a real difference to the lives of many disadvantaged families in the UK and Africa and we have been privileged to witness the positive impact we have made on thousands of children.
We establish partnerships with local schools, hospices, palliative care units, social workers and community support workers to ensure that our ‘Supporting Families’ activity camp places are awarded to families and children who are in real need.
Read about Georgia’s Story
Georgia is one of a family of 5 children who live alone with their mother who has been diagnosed terminally ill with cancer. In 2009 Georgia and her siblings were given the opportunity to attend Kings Camps through the Supporting Families programme and the experience transformed their summer holidays.
Georgia and her siblings had lots of fun on the activity camps and the experience enhanced their self esteem, gave them the confidence boost they needed and respite from their worries and stressful life. Her Mum was also able to relax knowing that her children were well cared for during the summer holidays.
Sadly Georgia’s mum died and the family are now being cared for by their elder sister, Amy aged 22. Through the Supporting Families programme, Georgia and her family are hoping to return to Kings Camps and catch up with the friends they made last year, and give their elder sister the respite she deserves.