We are delighted to announce that Seahouses Hostel has been given two generous awards; one from the Johnnie & Trisha Smith and Family Fund and the other from the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust. Both grants allow us to continue with the much-needed Bursary Fund which is made available to all visiting schools and youth groups in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and further afield.
Launched in 2017, the Bursary fund has proven to be a great asset; enabling many children from disadvantaged backgrounds to benefit from financial support and thus enjoy a residential visit here – providing the perfect opportunity for a holiday, and to experience the beautiful countryside and stunning Northumberland coastline.
We are extremely grateful to both the Johnnie & Trisha Smith and Family Fund and the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust for the grants, as are the groups we support; time and time again Leaders have commented that the children helped would simply not have been able to join in with residential visits – not just missing out on a lovely, lovely holiday but being deprived of an important part of their education and the opportunity to take part in activities and teambuilding with their peers, developing independence and life skills, building confidence – and most importantly creating very happy memories which they will always treasure.
If you have any young people within your group who might benefit from financial support with their trip to Seahouses, you would be very welcome to apply for a bursary; it is available to young people up to the age of eighteen from families with limited means and would mean that the accommodation would be paid for, for the duration of their stay.
Please note that the Bursary Fund is available on a “first come, first served” basis; the number of applications any one group can make may be limited and that we cannot guarantee that funds will be continue to be available at the time of application.