Family Fund - Helping Disabled Children

Description

We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.

Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.

We believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families. Beginning with those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against our own eligibility criteria (based on the social model of disability),we aim to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.

We support this aim by providing grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets/computers, furniture and clothing. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

We also provide a range of programmes and services, as well as information and advice to families that apply to us, in order to help them access more of the support that may be of help to them in raising their child or young person

You do not need to wait for a diagnosis for your child to make an application for a grant. If you think your child may meet our criteria, please go to our website for further details.
 

Find out more at www.familyfund.org.uk, call us on 01904 550055, email us at info@familyfund.org.uk or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Watch our animated videos on how to apply and should I apply? for a snapshot of what we need from the application form and our criteria.

Service Details

Organisation:
Family Fund
Service Type:
Money and Benefits Advice
Website:
Eligibility criteria:
We work within an annual fixed budget and there is no automatic entitlement to our help.The Fund cannot assist where there is a responsibility on a statutory agency to help with the requested item and all grants are discretionary and depend on our having funding available

This page was last updated on 02 January 2019

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This page was last updated on 02 January 2019

Contact Details

Role:
General contact details
Telephone:
01904 550055
Email:
info@familyfund.org.uk