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. 

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.