We are the leading UK Jewish grant-giving charity which has been improving the lives of children in need, worldwide, for 75 years!

Jewish Child’s Day’s mission is to support Jewish children aged 18 and under who are living in difficult circumstances due to poverty, abuse, neglect, physical disabilities, learning challenges, educational barriers and emotional issues.

We work closely with organisations around the world to identify funding requirements and to ensure the grants we award go to support the children and young people who need it most.

Many of the projects and organisations we support rely on grant funding to continue their work and have limited resources to raise their vital funds themselves. Jewish Child’s Day grants are awarded on the basis of strict criteria and may only be used to provide equipment or services that are of direct benefit to children aged 18 and under. Grants may be used to provide wheelchairs and walking aids, educational and developmental equipment, therapy, support and rehabilitation programmes, hearing stimulus and communication equipment, respite holidays and outings, incubators, respirators, after school facilities, hot meals, home teaching for housebound children and much, much more.

Jewish Child’s Day is a pluralistic organisation and does not provide any religious services or education. Grant funding delivered by Jewish Child’s Day may benefit both Jewish and non-Jewish children in the UK, Israel and worldwide, through projects where the majority of beneficiaries are Jewish.

In 2021, we supported 130 projects that helped more than 19,000 children, enabling them to have the childhood they deserve. We are extremely proud to work with such incredible organisations.

  • When to apply?
    Jewish Child’s Day grants are awarded 3 times per year in March, June and November. The application dates for each of the grant allocations is as follows:
    1. Application forms available in November with a submission deadline in December will be considered at a grant meeting in March
    2. Application forms available in March with a submission deadline in April will be considered at a grant meeting in June
    3. Application forms available in June with a submission deadline in August will be considered at a grant meeting in November
  • Who can apply?
    Applications can only be made by registered charities who have contacted the Jewish Child’s Day Grants Manager and received a link to the online application form.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLPICATION FORM LINK IS SENT OUT TO A RESTRICTED NUMBER OF APPLICANTS EACH TIME SO PLEASE REQUEST A LINK 2-3 MONTHS BEFORE THE APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE.  THERE IS NO GUARANTEE TO BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT EVERY YEAR.

Before applying, please read the grant criteria carefully

  • Eligibility Criteria
    Jewish Child’s Day grants are awarded to organisations who support young Jewish people aged 18 and under who are living in difficult circumstances due to poverty, abuse, neglect, physical disabilities, learning challenges, educational barriers and emotional issues.

Grants usually range from £2,500-£5,000 and applications can only be made once in a 12 month period.

Equipment for

    • sensory rooms
    • children with physical or learning disabilities
    • clothing packs

Activities including

    • Residential and day camps
    • Afterschool clubs
    • Youth clubs

Education

    • Equipment to support learning
    • Computers and other technology
    • Jewish Heritage programmes

Therapy programmes

    • Speech & language therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Drama therapy
    • Art therapy
    • Equine therapy
    • Water/aquatic therapy
    • Emotional therapy

Health & Medical

    • Food parcels / soup kitchens
    • Nutritional support
    • Equipment for hospitals and hospices, children’s wards and pediatric units
  • Grants cannot be awarded to individuals
  • Grants cannot be awarded to support young people aged 19 and above
  • Grants cannot be made to projects where the majority of the costs are salaries (however, therapist salaries can be included as the major cost)
  • Grants cannot be used for projects that have already taken place or equipment that has already been purchased
  • Grants cannot be made to organisations based outside of the UK who have a fundraising team in the UK with more than one employee
  • First-time applicants are generally not awarded funds until a visit has been made by a Jewish Child’s Day representative
  1. Read our Eligibility Criteria at ‘General information about out grants’ carefully to see whether you are eligible to apply for a grant
  2. If you are eligible to apply, email Jewish Child’s Day’s Grants Manager, Adele Busse on adele.busse@jcd.uk.com, including the name of your organisation and some additional details, such as who you support and the project that requires funding
  3. If you are eligible to apply, you will be notified by email of the next possible application date and you will receive a link to the online application form automatically when it is available
  4. The application form must be submitted with the requested documents which include latest audited accounts, a full breakdown of costs showing clearly where the grant would be spent and a copy of your organisation’s safeguarding policy
  5. The application form should be completed and submitted online before the deadline as late applications cannot be considered

Please note that due to a significant increase in the number of grant applications received in the last year, we are currently closed to applications from new organisations. Please keep checking our website for updates on when applications from new organisations can be made.

If you are unsure whether your project is eligible or you wish to discuss your project before making an application, please contact Jewish Child’s Day Grants Manager, Adele Busse at adele.busse@jcd.uk.com or call 020 3307 6656.

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