Please note: If you are a family living in Wales, please visit our Wales application pages to find out more about grants available.

As a parent or carer, you know what your child or family might need to help them. We will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family. This might be furniture, clothing, bedding, kitchen appliances, sensory toys, computers or tablets, a family break, or maybe something to help with college for 16 and 17 year olds. Read some of our families’ stories to see what sort of things other people have been helped with.

When applying, think about what would make a difference. If you would like to request more than one item please make sure you add your requests with the most important items first. We will consider your grant requests in order of priority. We try to help as many families as possible but we may not always be able to help with all items requested.

We have contracts with a range of suppliers to provide the majority of our grants. The use of contracts allows the Fund to arrange discounts with different suppliers meaning that our funding goes further. The discounts we receive from our partners make sure thousands of additional families are helped every year and is an important revenue stream for the Family Fund.

Find out more about the main suppliers we work with.

Due to our limited funding we are unable to help with every request, especially items of a very high value. For example, cars or driving lessons. We are also unable to help with requests where a statutory agency (such as local authorities or health services) has a responsibility to provide the item needed.

Apply for a grant.