Statement on pausing our grantmaking in Wales (February 2019) This year, Family Fund has once again received a significant number of applications for essential support from low-income families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person in Wales. The level of need has been so great that we have insufficient funding to help all families in Wales, and we can now only provide grants for applications that have already been received by us. This means we are unfortunately no longer able to accept applications from families in Wales until 1 April 2019. If you have already submitted your application, we will be working through these as quickly as possible and hope to inform everyone of the outcome of their application within the next week. Applications will be considered in order of date received. Unfortunately, if we are unable to support your application at the moment, you will have to wait until new funding is available in April 2019. We realise this is very disappointing for families who still have a pressing and real need for financial support, and we are concerned about the impact it will have on families who are already trying to cope with the extra costs that raising a disabled child can bring. We are continuing to seek further sources of funding and will provide an update as soon as we have any information. If you have any questions about your application, please head to our contact us page.