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

On Sunday 21 May, there will be a one day 'Festival of Walks' set up by Skipton Rotary Club that has been set up as a way for us and other community groups and charities to raise funds. This will be a fun day for all those who attend, as ... Read more

On March 3rd, The Craven Police Charity Fund (CPCF) held their annual charity quiz and auction at Rendezvous Hotel. This year, the event raised around £6000 for SELFA and Petal Childhood Cancer Research Charity. Over 200 people turned up to help support these charities, making it a night to remember. ... Read more

Throughout February, over £1300 was raised for SELFA when local schools and businesses decided to 'Wear Red for SELFA'. We have been delighted with the response we received and we would like to thank everybody who took part in making this fundraiser a great success. These donations will help us ... Read more

SELFA are looking for sessional staff - see attached advert for details. If you would like to apply, please complete and return the application form. Read more

Congratulations to the lucky SELFA Christmas Raffle winners. All winners have now been contacted. To everyone who bought a ticket, thank you for your generous support. Our Christmas fundraising raised £724.72 , which will go towards workshops and clubs in 2017. Thank you also to all those businesses, parents and ... Read more

We have a vacancy for a Holiday Club Co-ordinator to cover Karen's maternity leave from March 2017 to January 2018 (with possible extension). Please see advertisement and job description/person specification attached for further details. To apply, complete and return the application form by Monday 23rd January 2017. Read more

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 is grateful to these organisations for their support