Please note: If you are a family living in Wales, please visit our Wales application pages to apply.

Applying for the first time?


Go to our who we help or child and young person eligibility criteria pages for more information.

Or you ask for one to be sent to you

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.

If you have applied before

You may be able to apply onlinedownload an application form or ask for one to be sent to you.

If you are applying for a new child this time, please complete a child details form for each child you are applying for, along with your complete application.

Remember, we can only help a household once every 12 months. Your last award letter will include information about when you can next apply.

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 need help with making an application watch our how to apply video.

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


Download an application form.

Download an application brochure.

Download an additional child form.

Download an ethnic monitoring form.

Download our terms and conditions.