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

How to apply image of a person completing our application form.

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

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.

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SENDirect, a new online service, set to revolutionise the way families with disabled children access health, education and social care services in their local authorities, will be...
21st January 2015

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