Who we are

We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.

Our grants

Who we help

a family we have helped

For over 40 years, Family Fund has helped families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person. Last year, we helped over 66,900 families with £33 million in grants. See whether your family could apply for a grant from the Fund. Read more »

How to apply

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If this is your first application to the Fund, you can request or download an application pack and return it to us by post. If you have been helped before you can register for our Family Fund Online AccountRead more »

Get involved

Donate and Fundraise

We know that there are far more families that need our help. Last year we managed to help an additional 5,000 families. If you can make a small donation, or have time to fundraise for us, you can be assured that every penny you raise goes directly as grant help to families.

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Meet us at events

Our friendly team can be found spreading the word about the Fund's grants at many events across the UK. To meet us and find out more about our grant help, see if we're heading to an event near you.

Tell us how we helped

Knowing the impact of a grant on a family's life and well-being means we can improve the service we offer, as well as continue to be a voice for families and influence change within government. The difference we make is clear, see for yourself. Read family stories »


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SENDirect is a new website that will help you to find services and information for your family. From January families will be able to use the website to search, review and buy...
3rd November 2014

Other news

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has issued two new reports on poverty and the cost of living.Measuring Poverty when Inflation Varies across Households...
6th November 2014
The Children’s Poverty Alliance, co-chaired by Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) and Save the Children, have today launched their new report...
3rd November 2014
It is with great sadness that the Family Fund announces the death of Gareth Jones JP MBE after a long battle with cancer. Gareth had been a Trustee...
24th October 2014