Apples & Pears gives children under 12 and their families the opportunity to discover inspiring educational, social and cultural activities through awarding grants to organisations who can run or host our group trips programme.
If you’re a primary school, nursery, women’s refuge, community space or a specialist charity working with primary age children in the London area, you may well be eligible for one of our grants!
Trips are fantastic forums for communities to spend time, learn, explore (and have fun!) together.
Whether its primary schools or nurseries looking to craft fun, accessible opportunities for parents to engage with their children’s education, theatres working to open up their doors to all or refuges creating safe environments for women and children to explore new areas and services – we work with our partners to shape the trips into meaningful projects built around the needs of their communities.
In 2017/18, our grants will benefit families from close to 50 schools and charities in London with 100 per cent of your donations going to the service!
Check out our latest trip case studies! From helping migrants settle into London to promoting access to the arts, we have a trip for everything!
Just £5 (plus gift aid) enables a child to go on one of our trips! Find out how you can help us raise funds and get them there!’
Once funded, our partners run Apples & Pears trips across London on most weekends. An average of 15 families, two project partner staff members and two of our volunteers take part each time. Venues have included the Natural History Museum, the Cutty Sark, the Olympic Park and Half Moon Theatre.