If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, we might be able to help. There are three things to consider when applying to Family Fund:

  1. Are your family eligible? We help families living in the UK on low incomes. Check our eligibility criteria to find out if this could be you.
  2. Is your child eligible? We use our own criteria to assess your child or young person’s additional support needs. Look at our child and young person eligibility criteria to see if we might be able to help.
  3. Get an application form. If you've read the information and think you would be eligible, you can get started right now and register to apply onlinedownload an application pack or we can send a pack to you.

Applying for the first time?

Watch our video to find out more about how to apply.

Register to apply online.

Need help filling out our application form? Take a look at our application guidance document if you have any questions about our application form.

For more information about eligibility, or whether you should apply, go to our who we help or child and young person eligibility criteria pages.

We accept one application per household. To apply on behalf of more than one child, please complete a full application form for one child and then a child details form for each additional child you are applying for.

Please note: If you are a family living in Wales, our criteria are a little bit different. Please visit our Wales application pages to apply.

If you have applied to Family Fund before

You can apply online right away. Click the button below to get started.

You can also download an application form or ask for a pack to be sent to you.

Families who have not received a grant since 1 April 2020 are able to re-apply again now, rather than every 12 months.

Other information

Please be aware that there may be a delay in receiving your grant item due to the impact of Coronavirus on our team and suppliers. Please visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

if you are re-applying, from time to time we review your continued eligibility for a grant. We will let you know if we need to review your application and if we need to see any more information.

If you are unsure about any of the information provided or need further help, please contact us.

Application forms and additional forms to download

As well as our Application Form, you can download other material to help with your application. You may find our Application Guidance booklet helpful when filling out the form. If you're applying for more than one child, you will need to download a Child Details form and fill that in as well. If you'd like to provide more details about yourself, you can download an Ethnic Monitoring form, but please note that this is voluntary. You should also read our Term and Conditions before applying.

Download an application form.

Download our application guidance.

Download an additional child details form.

Download an ethnic monitoring form.

Download a bank details form.

Download our terms and conditions.