We are able to consider grants for personalised family breaks in the UK and abroad through our contracted provider, Inspire. Inspire work with over 300 agencies and tour operators to bring you the widest variety of family break options, whether you choose to travel in the UK or overseas.

Any break booked through Inspire must include the main carer and the child that you applied for. Additional family members and/or carers can also be included in the booking.

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How to use your grant

You will receive your Inspire card in the post.

Book onlineor over the phone on 0161 440 6743 (select option 2 when prompted)

Your Inspire grant is issued with an expiry date of six months from issue. This date can be viewed on your Family Fund online account or by calling 0161 440 6743. You must book and spend the grant in full by this date; however your travel date can be anytime after the expiry date. Any unused funds on the date of expiry will be returned to Family Fund.

Lost your card? Please contact Inspire on 0161 440 6743.

If the break costs more than your grant amount you can choose to add your own money to the grant so that you can find your ideal break.

You can use your grant to book more than one break, just call the dedicated travel team on 0161 440 6743.

Here are a few ideas of the breaks you can book with Inspire:

  • A camping holiday in Cornwall
  • A week in the sun in Spain
  • A trip to Disneyland Paris
  • A trip to Legoland*
  • A theatre break in London
  • A cottage break in the country
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach wristbands*
  • A visit to Ripley's in London*
  • A trip to Alton Towers or Drayton Manor Park*

*A minimum of one night’s accommodation must be booked for this location 

Frequently asked questions on family breaks with Inspire

Why does my holiday cost as much as it does?

The cost of individual family breaks is determined by Inspire, with the intention of keeping the costs as low as possible for our families. At times it may seem that the cost of an Inspire family break exceeds that of other family break providers. This additional cost can originate from third party family break providers including a booking fee on to the break.

How quickly should they respond to my query?

It can take Inspire time to respond depending on the complexity of the holiday you are looking to book. The more information you have to hand when making your enquiry, including clear dates and budget, the more quickly it should be able to respond.

Can we make bookings directly with hotels, campsites and other small travel organisations?

Inspire only makes bookings with licensed, reputable operators to ensure that a family is not at risk of losing their grant if their holiday is suddenly cancelled at short notice or through bad practice on the part of the operator. This sometimes restricts them to recognised names or national organisations as the smaller venues are not always properly licenced in this way.

Can I use my Inspire grant to book a family break at Butlin’s?

Yes, you can book a family break at Butlin’s through Inspire, at no additional cost compared to booking with Butlin's directly.

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