**For up-to-date information about changes to Family Fund’s services during the COVID-19 outbreak, see their website.
Families who have not received a grant on or since 1 April 2020 can apply again now, rather than every 12 months.**
Family Fund supports families living across the UK who are who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person up to the age of 17. Our support is focused on those on low incomes with a child/children who have a high level of additional support needs.
At Family Fund, 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.
We support this by providing grants for a range of essential items. Families can apply for kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers and cookers, as well as clothing, bedding, games, books and music, laptops and tablets, family breaks, sensory toys and more.
Who can apply?
We use our own Child and Young Person’s Eligibility Criteria to assess a disabled or seriously ill child or young person’s additional support needs based on the social model of disability.
You can also read more about our General Eligibility Criteria.
Children and young people do not need a diagnosis to meet our criteria.
How can I apply?
If you’re thinking of apply to Family Fund, you can do so in a number of ways. You can register to apply online, you can download an application pack to print off at home, or you can order a free application pack to be sent out to you.
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Family Fund Free iPad Training
Family Fund and their Apple Distinguished Educator are now offering free virtual one-to-one sessions to help you and your family get the best out of your iPad.
You can unlock your child's creativity by learning about Apps for music, movie-making or photography, learn about online safety or see how to tailor the iPad to your child’s needs; plus ask anything else you want to know about using your child’s iPad! Find out more on their website and sign up today.