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

We will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of the disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family, take a look at our list of grant items to find out more. 

When applying, a family needs to think about what would make a difference to them and their child or young person. We consider grant requests in order of priority.  If a family would like to ask for more than one item, make sure they tell us what is the most important item first.

We have limited funding and we may not be able to help with everything asked for, especially where items are of a high value.

Our grants are provided through contract provision through a range of suppliers. Using suppliers allows Family Fund to arrange discounts to ensure our funding goes further and helps more families.  For some grants we may make a BACS payment direct to a nominated bank account.

You can find out more about the main suppliers we work with here.

Read some of our families’ stories to see what sort of things other people have been helped 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.