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John Lyon's Charity Announcement: School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF)

You can apply to the School Holiday Activity Fund for a variety of activities, but this must be in line with the National Youth Agency (NYA) guidelines and the Readiness Level, currently set at Red. Guidance on activities permissible under the Red Readiness Level can be found here. Please familiarise yourself with the Readiness Levels and the kinds of activities you can deliver.

Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, the guidelines for the School Holiday Activity Fund 2020 are different to the traditional SHAF application guidelines we have offered in previous years, as it is important we adhere to Government Guidelines.

If you have never received funding from John Lyon’s Charity before, you are still welcome to apply for funding under the SHAF. We do, however, need you to be a member of one of the Young People’s Foundations.

Please Note:
*Applications to the School Holiday Activity Fund for Summer 2020 must be submitted by 1st August at the latest.
*Funds are limited and applications will be considered in the order that they are received.

If you have any questions regarding SHAF, please speak to your Grants Manager or email

For further information about the Summer Holiday Activity Fund, please click "GO TO GRANT PAGE".