Who we help

We help families across the UK who are raising a child or young person with a disability or a serious illness. 

Our grants for essential items help ease the additional pressures that families face and increase their quality of life. See whether your family could apply for a grant from the Family Fund.

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How we help

We give grants for items families tell us will make a real difference.

Many families ask for essential items such as fridges, washing machines and clothing. We can also consider a range of grants such as computers, sensory toys and much needed family breaks together.

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How to apply

 If you think you may be able to apply to the Fund you can do so in a number of ways. 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 apply online using your Family Fund number.

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What happens after you apply?

We receive over 77,000 applications each year and look at each one individually. Watch our short film to see the journey of a family's grant application and what happens after you apply. Read more »

Families have told us the difference we make

"With your help my life has opened up in a way I could never have imagined."

Alex and his grandma - a family we have helped.



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Six year old Tommy and his Mum.

Six year old Tommy has cerebral palsy. 

When he first moved into his latest house with his mum and dad the garden was completely overgrown.

They applied to the Family Fund for help.