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 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.
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
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 registered for a holiday for CHF 200. When will I receive the Reka-Card to pay for the trip?
You will receive the Reka-Card one week before your holiday starts, as long as the bill has been settled.
We would like to travel by car. Will Holiday Aid cover the cost for parking fees?
No, Holiday Aid does not cover the cost for the parking fees.
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.
Are hand and shower towels included in the price?
No. Only bed linen and kitchen towels are included in the holiday package. Please bring your own hand and shower towels or rent them and pay on the spot.
Must I do my shopping and cook myself?
Yes. You must do your own shopping. The holiday home kitchens are fully equipped. Half board is included in the youth hostel package (breakfast and evening meal).
Can I change my reservation or cancel free of charge?
No. Each change in booking costs CHF 50 (ref. GTCs). You can cancel up to 60 days prior to departure for CHF 50 and from 59 days prior to departure the entire rental price is payable.