Support for Families with Disabled Children (SFDC)
Funded by the Department for Education and managed by Family Fund, the SFDC programme provides a wide range of grant items to families in England with a low-income, who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person.
Grants for families living in England
Through the Support for Families with Disabled Children programme you can apply for items that will help meet your child’s additional support needs and make family life easier.
For example, you could request a kitchen appliance like a fridge, cooker, or washing machine, clothing or bedding for your child, sensory or play equipment, technology items such as tablets and laptops, or even a much-needed family break.
You can apply for an SFDC grant every 24 months. To be eligible, you must also be:
- The main carer for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or younger
- Resident in England
- In receipt of benefits, or on a low income from working
Grants you can apply for:
Please note that you can not apply for a grant for:
- Items that you’ve already bought
- Items that should be provided by a statutory agency such as a local authority or health services after a needs assessment (for example, home adaptions, therapies or specialist buggies
How to apply
Ready to apply? Visit the apply for a grant page.