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 do not have enough funding to help all families, and we can now only consider grants for applications that have already been received by us.

We will therefore not be able to accept any new applications until further notice. As soon as more funding is available for us to provide grants, we will let families know when they can apply again.

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 before the end of January. Applications will be considered in order of date received.

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 in discussions with Welsh Government about further funding for 2020/21. Alongside this, 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 contact us via our website: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/contact-us