Who do we help?

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

We help families across Wales who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. You can apply to Family Fund if:

  • You have lived in the UK for at least six months, or three months if your child is less than six months old.
  • You are the parent of carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 0-17 who lives with you.
  • Your child is not in Local Authority care.
  • You have evidence of entitlement to any one of the following:
    • Universal Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit.
  • Your child or young person has additional support needs arising from a long term disability or disabling condition or a serious or life limiting illness. By long term we mean lasting or likely to last 12 months or more. Find out more about this on our child eligibility criteria page.


I am not in receipt of any of the benefits listed above

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you may still apply but you will need to provide extra information about your household income. Our grants are discretionary and subject to available funding. We may decline an application where a family has a significant level of savings, capital or household income.

If you would like to ask any questions or discuss this before you make an application, please contact us.

You must meet all Family Fund eligibility criteria in order to be considered for a grant.

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Find out about other support for families in Wales.

Read our Welsh grant FAQs here.