Register for Holiday AidDonate

Single-parent families

Holiday aid for single parents

Single mothers and fathers do not only have to cope with an extremely demanding everyday life, they are also exposed to a higher poverty risk. For financial reasons, holidays are often out of the question for single-parent families. Thanks to holiday support they can go on holiday for CHF 200. On top of this, we provide single parents with special offers thanks to the “Mum plus!” and “Dads&Kids Weeks” in the summer and autumn holidays.
benachteiligte Kinder

Holiday assistance for single-parent families

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 as well as in the Reka Holiday Aid brochure.
Apply now!

“Mum plus!”


In “Mum plus!” for single mothers with children between three and twelve years old, there is ex-change and relaxation while the children are taken care of by professional carers. Three events on three mornings, a girls’ night and a day trip are all part of the special week.
These programme weeks take place in German only.
Praekere Lebensverhaeltnisse
benachteiligte Kinder

“Fathers and Children Weeks”

The programme for single fathers with children from two to eighteen years old focuses on encour-aging exchange between fathers living alone or divorced and their children. Plenty of time is planned for activities together with the children during the “Fathers and Children Weeks”. A specialist supports the groups regarding organizing the holiday.
These programme weeks take place in German only.

Holiday assistance for single parents: register here now

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 60,000, or for a single parent family maximum CHF 50,000. 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 services does not exist.
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.

Holiday assistance for single parents: register here now

Single mothers and fathers do not only have to cope with an extremely demanding everyday life, they are also exposed to a higher poverty risk. We provide single parents with special offers thanks to the “Mum plus!” and “Fathers and Children Weeks” in the summer and autumn holidays with programmes specially designed to meet their requirements in Reka Holiday Villages. As single parents are not only often struggling to stretch their financial limits but also to find the time and energy to enjoy life, these special weeks focus on giving participants plenty of time for themselves and each other.
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 apply?

In addition to the general conditions for taking part, this is for single parents with children who are ready to join the programme for mothers/fathers.
In the description you say a week costs between CHF 200 and CHF 600. How is this fixed?
The minimum price of CHF 200 is for participants with a subsistence level income. Mothers and fathers with higher incomes pay an amount of up to CHF 600, according to their possibilities. We will gladly advise you.
What is included in the price?
The rent for the holiday home, including final clean-up, visitor’s tax, mother/father programme and childcare, two to three meals as announced. All other meals and drinks are not included.
Can I take part in a special week every year?
You can apply for Holiday Aid once every two years.
What can I do if I am free during the holidays but do not want to take part in a fixed programme?
Sign up for Holiday Aid, which provides holidays from CHF 200. With this offer you can organize your individual holiday programme.

Would you like to find out more?

Your contact

Kontakt Verena Buschle

Maryam Abulimiti Bumaliyamu

Consultant Holiday aid
holidayaid@reka.ch+41 31 329 66 80