Days out Our day trips grant is provided as a cash grant. You are then free to choose to visit the seaside, your local cinema or maybe just a couple of meals out. Your grant doesn’t need to be used on a single day trip, but as many as you can afford within the grant amount. Please remember to keep hold of all the receipts. How to use your grant You will receive a letter offering you an award for day trips, this will include a bank details form which you must complete and return to us before we can process your grant. You will then receive your award letter outlining the amount you will receive and how long it will take to arrive in your nominated bank account. If you would like to purchase a Merlin Pass, please provide details of this on your application form or contact us if you have already applied. Other information about your day trips grant You must use your grant within 12 months from the date on your award letter. If you do not use the full amount provided this can be returned to us and you will need to contact us in order to complete this.