Please note: If you are a family 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 your disabled or seriously ill child, young person and your family, take a look at our list of grant items to find out more. 

When applying, think about what would make a difference to you and your child. We consider grant requests in order of priority.  If you would like to ask for more than one item, make sure you tell us what is the most important item first.

We have limited funding and we may not be able to help with everything you have 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.

Find out more about the main suppliers we work with.

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

Please be aware that there may be a delay in receiving your grant item due to the impact of Coronavirus on our team and suppliers. Please visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

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.