We are here to make a difference

SELFA is a local children's charity


A community where vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children and young people
experience happiness and belonging.


  • Experience happiness
  • Believe in yourself
  • Have hope for the future


To promote our vision and values through the provision of

  • An Ofsted registered holiday club
  • Tailored after-school clubs
  • Free holiday workshops
  • Trips, holidays and residentials

Latest News

Despite being a relatively recent introduction to the UK, Black Friday has quickly come to match its US counterpart for reports nationwide of all night queues and general consumer chaos. This Friday November 25th, clothing outlet Fat Face are turning the discounting day into something more positive by giving back ... Read more

SELFA's Girls Rock group were delighted to receive a cheque for £2,000 from the Provident Good Neighbour Programme yesterday. The money was awarded after the project received the most votes out of three shortlisted entries. The group supports socially isolated girls aged 10-16 living in Skipton and Craven​. Emma Pears, ... Read more

SELFA was last week selected as one of the winners of the Weston Charity Awards. Sixteen charities from across the North of England and the Midlands working in the areas of youth, welfare and community were selected for awards, receiving them at a celebration event in Birmingham last week. As ... Read more

We have been delighted to receive news that The George A Moore Foundation has agreed a grant of £1,000 to SELFA. Read more

SELFA have been awarded a grant of £5,000 towards our holiday workshops. This will help ensure a great programme of activities for vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children in the coming months. Read more

SELFA are delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Greggs Foundation Local Community Project Fund to run a two-night Girls Rock Retreat later this year. We are grateful to the Fund for enabling this exciting opportunity - keep checking the website for further details. Read more

SELFA has received a cheque from Fat Face following the retailer’s nationwide ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign. The money raised was part of the stores’ Thanks for Giving initiative which boycotted the recent retail trend to significantly discount products on the last Friday in November – Black Friday. Instead, Fat Face ... Read more

Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust have awarded SELFA a grant of £3038 towards our programme of free workshop activities. The Trusts continued support is invaluable to the Charity and will help us deliver a great programme over the coming year. Read more

Thank you to The Co-operative Funeralcare, Skipton for offering to fund transport to take holiday club on a trip to Malham on 31st March, and to the staff who are going to come and help us on the day. Read more

Congratulations to Darryl Swales and Jamie Parkin who completed a sponsored skydive in aid of SELFA this weekend. Thank you to them and their families for all the fundraising they have done for this event. Read more

SELFA is grateful to these organisations for their support