What We Do
We provide breaks for children and families living within the Greater Glasgow areas who are disadvantaged or socially excluded.
Our caravan holidays provide families the opportunity to get a break from their everyday lives at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park.
Children can enjoy a holiday at the home of one of our volunteer host families, located across Scotland.
YOUTH GROUP BREAKS
Our youth group breaks enable children to get away for activity-filled break with their respective youth groups.
We are grateful to the many Trusts, church organisations, individual donors and volunteers whose support makes the Scheme's aims achievable. Those include Accenture, Clydesdale Bank and EDF who support the Holiday Scheme. We also require host families who would be willing to give a child or a children a break each year. More information about volunteering as a host can be found here.
We are grateful for any and all interest in the charity. Any type of involvement is highly appreciated.
Sign Up For a holiday
Click the button below if you’d like more information about our caravan holidays or would like to apply. You can contact us here.
We require host families who would be willing to give a child or children a break each year and are always looking for volunteers.
Make a Donation
The Holiday Scheme is entirely dependent upon grants and donations from funding organisations, charitable Trusts, businesses and individuals.
In addition to volunteers who act as host families or escort children to and from their host family holiday destinations, The charity employs one part-time Coordinator and one part-time Administrative Officer. The volunteer Management Committee of the Glasgow Children's Holiday Scheme meet regularly throughout the year and host an AGM usually in mid-November.
In any one year we help over 200 families, over 500 children and young people and over 350 adult parents/carers who all enjoy a break through the holiday scheme. Many children have disabilities, some with special care needs and others have challenges such as learning difficulties or autism. We support a range of families including kinship carers, families affected by domestic violence, young carers, support carers and single parents.
years of activism
families per year gain a break through the charity.
children and young people per year are enabled by the charity to go on holiday
“The holiday brightened me up and kids had a ball, it was great to see the kids enjoying themselves’. We enjoyed eating out and going swimming.”
from one parent with 2 kids aged 6 and 7.