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


SELFA will be relaunching as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation to coincide with our 10th birthday ... Read more

Latest News

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 are recruiting sessional staff to work at our holiday club, workshops and trips during the school holidays. Activities are varied and you can commit to one day a week or five to suit your other commitments or interests. See advert and person specification for further information. If you are ... Read more

An exciting new role at SELFA - please see attached documentation. 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

We are delighted to announce that our Co-ordinator Emma Pears has been nominated in the Yorkshire Choice Awards for Inspirational Individual of the year. Please click the link to cast your vote to show your support. http://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/ Read more

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday night for BBC Children in Need filming. xx Read more

SELFA is grateful to these organisations for their support