A year of wider support: Our Annual Report 2018/19 Family Fund’s latest Annual Report demonstrates the delivery of our widest range of grants and support services to date. The video below shares the stories of families from across the UK explaining the difference that Family Fund's support made to them. Highlights and key statistics from Family Fund’s Annual Report 2018/19: Family Fund provided 89,101 essential grants or services to families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people across the UK. We answered 129,536 calls from families - an 8% increase on the previous year. A total of 2,372 families received urgent help within 48 hours through our urgent referrer network, intended to help those faced with unexpected financial crises. 15,663 services were provided, including information, advice and support on the telephone and face to face in the family’s home, digital skills training, and advice on applying for the disabled child element of tax credits. Family Fund developed a new programme to provide 18-24 year-olds with grants to help ease some of the difficulties they face with transition, including help with social and leisure opportunities, education and employment. Funded jointly by The Edward Gostling Foundation and Family Fund, ‘Your Opportunity’ began providing grants in January 2019, and 49 young people benefited from a grant in 2018/19. £3.1 million of additional income was generated through contracted suppliers and negotiating contracts. Family Fund ensured 93p in every £1 was spent on direct charitable purposes. To support our work or for more information about Family Fund please email [email protected].