Who we are
We are the Family Holiday Association, and we make holidays possible for families on low incomes, going through a tough time.
We're here for children growing up near coastal towns who've never seen the sea. For teenagers who can't remember when they last saw mum smile. We're here for families having to choose between a day out and a new pair of school shoes. We’re here for young carers, and for families managing mental health issues, disability or bereavement.
We believe holidays create hope and space in our minds for new and different possibilities. Families who’ve been through a lot together finally get the quality time they need to breathe and relax, to grow stronger and more confident of a happier future.
A little ‘sunshine’ goes a long way. Family holidays mean time to reconnect with each other, to try new things, and make memories that can last a lifetime. There’s time for running, playing, climbing trees and flying kites, for picnics and bare feet, time enough to share a laugh and watch the tide come in, for buckets and spades and sandy sandwiches.
We work with families to find out what they need, then we take care of the details. That way families can take care of what's important: each other.
"After over 12 months of falling apart, it's brought us closer together again."
"It's given us some happy memories to replace the sad ones"
“Knowing what’s out there has changed our future - we’ve got much bigger dreams than the park across the road now!”
Families choose their holiday – it could be at a caravan park on the coast, a woodland adventure camping, or even a day out at a theme park, museum or gallery. Whatever the weather, if it means time spent together, our research shows that even the shortest break can strengthen relationships, boost happiness, and build hope for the future.
We are the Family Holiday Association - for short breaks that make the world of difference.
Having reviewed the skills and experience of our current Board, we are particularly interested in hearing from people with the following skills and experiences
- Experience of being unable to access a break with your family or of referring a family to the charity
- Skills in safeguarding, health and safety, or equality, diversity and inclusion
- Skills in digital strategy or fundraising
We are looking to increase representation for people of colour and younger people on our Board and are actively looking to strengthen the diversity of our team because we think that will help us be a more effective charity.
All applicants will need
1. Strategic vision, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively
2. A willingness to speak your mind while maintaining an ability to work effectively as a member of a team
3. An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
4. A commitment to the organisation and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to perform the role effectivel
- The-Family-Holiday-Association-Trustee-Recruitment-Pack-1.pdf - Download