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Active Respite - financial support for families in need!

We support families within Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City to access activities in their local area. We financially support children to access any activity they have passion for, including sports, music, and art! We pay for the child’s membership, equipment, and sometimes even tournaments!

Our aim is to get children between the ages of 5 and 11 active and engaging in opportunities they may not have had the chance to experience yet. We hope that this also gives carers and siblings some time to themselves for some much-needed respite.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Aaleyah Symons
Contact Position
Active Respite Website

Where to go

4 Algar Close
Costock, Loughborough
LE12 6AP

When is it on?

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Other Details


We do not require any costs!


Age Ranges
5 to 11 years old
Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals are made through our website in which the level of need must be identified.

We support families in need on a case by case and these needs tend to consist of:

  • Looked after children
  • Families with SEN
  • Families with current or recent social care intervention
  • Families in financial difficulty
  • Families working with the healthy lifestyle services
  • Children not in education

All that we ask is that a professional is available to confirm this need within their professional capacity. This is typically: a teacher, a GP, or a support worker.

Other notes

Active Respite has been a registered charity since the 13th of December 2022. We are a dedicated team of people who decided to make a change! Despite being from different career paths; social work, finance, HR, and even video games - we all had one common goal.

Our goal was to support children to follow their passion for activities they love, but haven’t had the opportunity to try out yet. We knew that by providing children with this opportunity, family members would have time to seek their own respite - and that’s how Active Respite was created.

Active Respite aims to support children in need financially, and practically. We don’t want to just fund a club for children to access, we want to make sure that children are part of a safe and enjoyable environment too. We support children from all different backgrounds, with lots of different needs. As long as there is an identified need by an external professional (i.e. support worker, social worker, teacher, SENCO), then we have support to give!


If a child has a significant level of need with a mental or physical health diagnosis, and thus requires 1-2-1 support at clubs, we ask that this club is identified in advance. We will still provide the financial support, as long as families aren't already in receipt of this! Should children not require 1-2-1 support, we will identify a club where necessary.

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