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Holiday assistance for families

Would you like to sign up for Holiday Aid yourself or for a client? Thanks to holiday aid, families living in precarious circumstances can afford to go on holiday for just CHF 200. We still have capacity for the 2023 autumn holidays. We will be accepting applications for holidays in 2024 from the end of October.

Holiday assistance for families: register here now.

Reka enables 1,000 families every year to take a week’s holiday for CHF 200. Holidays are in a Reka Holiday Village, a Reka holiday flat or a youth hostel in Switzerland. Reka assumes the rental costs as well as the return journey by public transport. Half-board accommodation is included with a family room at youth hostels.
You will find further information below.

Would you like to sign up for holiday assistance? Download the application form and send it back to us, duly completed, by post together with all necessary supporting documents.

Who can sign up?

To be able to register the following conditions must be satisfied:
  • You have at least one child under 16.
  • You are a Swiss citizen or possess a C per-mit (residence). You reside in Switzerland or in Lichtenstein.
  • Over the past year you have not had a hol-iday with Reka Holiday Aid.
  • The annual household income (incl. child benefit and alimony) for a two-parent family must be maximum CHF 65,000, or for a single parent family maximum CHF 52,000. From the second child the amount increases by CHF 5,000 per child.
  • Your assets will be verified. All income and financial assets must be documented.
Holiday assistance cannot be offered to people in training and families with an unverifiable income. On request, freelancers may take part. A legal claim to Reka Foundation for Holiday Aid services does not exist.

Holiday Aid for families: frequent questions

When can I register?
From October for the following year. Early registration is recommended. An application must be submitted at least three weeks before the requested holiday date.
Where can I go on holiday?
In Reka Holiday Villages and Reka holiday flats in Switzerland as well as family-friendly Swiss youth hostels.
Which documents must I submit?
Employed persons / recipients of a pension:
  • current tax return / tax assessment
  • current pay statement
  • proof of drawn or adjusted maintenance payments
social assistant:
  • current budget sheet or support confirmation from social services
Recipient of supplementary benefits:
  • calculation of supplementary benefits
Can all registrations be taken into consideration?
Every year a total of 1,000 holiday weeks are granted to families. Anyone who satisfies the criteria for taking part has a good chance of being awarded a holiday week at the solidarity price of CHF 200.
How long is the application checking process?
Up to three weeks. We contact you if we have any questions about your application.
I have signed up for holidays for CHF 200. When will I receive the train and bus tickets for the trip?
The return tickets for the journey will be sent to you one week before the holiday starts, as long as the CHF 200 have been paid.
We would like to travel by car. Will Holiday Aid cover the cost?
No, Holiday Aid does not cover costs for car transport. You also have to pay parking fees. However, Holiday Aid pays for the return journey by public transport.
Can we bring our dog?
You can only bring your dog if dogs are allowed in the holiday flat that has been booked. This is stipulated in the rental contract. You pay the costs incurred yourself.
What should we do if we cannot come on holiday?
Inform us as soon as possible by phone 031 329 66 80. If you have to cancel the holiday on the arrival day, please get in touch with the host on the spot in the holiday location.
What should we do if we can only arrive in the evening (after 5 pm)?
Please inform the host on the spot. You will then receive the necessary information.

Would you like to find out more?

Your contact

Kontakt Isabel Fernandez

Isabel Fernandez

Consultant Holiday aid 31 329 66 80