Search for other grants
We deliver grants to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income. Read more about other charities, and grant-makers, who could offer you additional support.
What are grants?
A grant is financial help, awarded to a person for a specific purpose. Grants can be given as money, products or services and they do not have to be paid back. Use the information below to find any other grants you could apply for, outside of the support that Family Fund offers.
Search for grants with Turn2us
You could be missing out on money which you never have to pay back. You can use the Turn2us grant search tool to find local and national grants that you may be eligible to apply for.Use the grant search
Find out more about how to apply for other charitable grants and how to use the Turn2us grant search tool in our e-learning course.Finding grants online e-learning course
Search for other grants
Apply for grants from your local authority
Local Welfare Assistance England
The local welfare assistance scheme provides emergency financial support to people living in England. The scheme is provided by local authorities. Each local council may have a different way of providing this grant. You can find your local council website for more information.
You can also use the local welfare assistance finderâ¯tool on End Furniture Poverty’s website for support. Search for your local authority, and this tool will show what local assistance fund is available in your area. Find out more and visit the End Furniture Poverty website.
The Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund covers two emergency grant schemes for people who need financial support in Scotland.
You may be eligible for theâ¯crisis grantâ¯if you are in crisis because of a disaster (like a fire or flood). Or an emergency (like losing your money or job, or an unexpected expense).
You may be eligible for theâ¯community care grantâ¯if you, or someone you care for, needs support to start to live, or to carry on living, a settled life in the community.
Both applications can be made throughâ¯your local council in Scotland. In some instances, you will need a professional to help you with your application. This can be a support worker who works with you.
Find out more by visiting the GOV.SCOT website.
Wales Discretionary Assistance Fund
You may be eligible for theâ¯emergency assistance paymentâ¯if you are experiencing financial hardship, due to a recent crisis.
You may be eligible for the individual assistance paymentâ¯if you care for someone by helping them live in their home independently. Orâ¯youâ¯require support to live at home and need essential appliances or furniture.
Discretionary Support loan Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, you may be able to get help towards short-term living expenses, or household items, through theâ¯discretionary support scheme. This is for families in an extreme or exceptional situation, or in crisis.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be offered either an interest-free loan, or a grant that you won’t pay back. The support may cover short-term living expenses, the cost of buying, repairing or replacing basic household items, travel expenses or advance rent.
Find out more and visitâ¯the Northern Ireland direct GOV website.
Disability grant charities
Children Today provide grants for specialised equipment to families in need to help disabled children become more independent. Grants are available for equipment including wheelchairs, walking aids, adapted trikes, adapted car seats and sleep equipment, as well as sensory toys.
NewLife are a grant giving charity who provide support, disability equipment, emergency loans and specialist toys to disabled children and their families. As well to providing grants, NewLife have a dedicated nurse’s team who support in the community and a free helpline that provides professional and confidential care and support.
Caudwell Children are a disability grant giving charity. They provide practical and emotional support to families with a disabled child through their Family Services in the home or in hospital. Grants are available for specialised equipment like wheelchairs or buggies, therapy programmes, treatment and sensory packs.
Find second hand items
The reuse network supports a network of reuse charities across the UK. They aim to help alleviate poverty by providing essential furniture, and other household items, to families in need.