In 2015/16 we received 6,241 applications and helped 5,429 families with grants across Wales. This meant that 7,878 essential items were awarded to families throughout 2015/16, including computers, tablets, kitchen appliances, beds, bedding, family breaks and much more. We receive funding from the Welsh Government.

From April 2016, following a new funding agreement, the way we award grants in Wales has changed to prioritise families who have not previously received support from Family Fund. Find out more.

Read our impact report for the fourth quarter of 2015/16.

In 2014, we commissioned the York St John’s University to undertake a qualitative study of the outcomes that have resulted from the Fund’s work in Wales and how it corresponds with relevant outcome-based policies in Wales. Read the study.

But our impact spreads further than financial grants, we also provide vital information and signpost to other support services, some of which can be found on where else to get help.

In Wales, you can also find support from Carers Wales, who provide expert information and advice for carers, and from SNAP Cymru, who provide free advice and support on a range of issues including assessments, statements of special educational needs (SEN), bullying, school attendance, exclusion, health and social care provision and discrimination

Get involved

Does your organisation help families raising disabled and seriously ill children or young people in Wales?  Is there an opportunity for us to work together to better support these families?  If yes, please get in touch with our communications team.