This information is for families in Wales. If you live in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please visit our 'Who can we help?' page.

Our funding from Welsh Government is designed to:

  • Support families to take a break as a family
  • Support parents and carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities
  • Support families with items that help to ease some of the daily pressures they face.

We can consider requests for:

  • Family breaks, either in the UK or abroad
  • Day trips and other leisure activities
  • Grants that allow parents and carers to take a break from their caring by paying for activity clubs, childcare and home-based support.

During the current Coronavirus outbreak, we can also provide items that allow an everyday break from day-to-day pressures during lockdown, such as sensory toys, computers or tablets, games, books and music

When applying for grants that support a break from caring or a break for your entire family, think about what would be most likely to make a difference.  

Please note: We have to prioritise helping families who have not recently received support from Family Fund. If you have received a grant for any of the following items since April 2020, you will currently not be able to re-apply for any other items from this list:

  • Family breaks
  • Day trips
  • Subscriptions for classes
  • Costs of outings, activity clubs, hobby/sports equipment
  • Supporting the cost of an additional carer when on a break or outing.

Our grants are provided through a range of suppliers. Using suppliers allows us to arrange discounts to ensure our funding goes further and helps more families. 

Where we cannot issue a grant using one of these suppliers, a representative from Family Fund will talk to you about the best way to issue your grant.

Find out more about the main suppliers we work with.

We are not able to consider requests for:

  • A car, other vehicle or driving lessons
  • Items already purchased
  • Requests where a statutory agency (such as local authorities or health services) has assessed a need and have a responsibility to provide the item.

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Find out about other support for families in Wales.