If you have a child with a disability you should know about
the Family Fund.
The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable. Grants are given to those raising a disabled or seriously ill child aged 17 or under, to help improve well-being and ease the pressures they often face.
A grant can help with items such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much-needed family breaks. The Family Fund uses their own eligibility criteria to ensure that it only helps those families who are most in need.
To apply, families must be in receipt of, or prove entitlement to one of the following tax credits or benefits; Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit.
An application for a grant must relate to the needs of the child or young person.
We signpost families to the Family Fund if they have a disabled child. If a family can get help from the Family Fund then they are not eligible for a short break from us, though they can get help for a group trip or Day Out.
If you live in Wales and you have already received help from the Family Fund then we may be able to consider an application for your family. This is because in Wales, families who have received a grant from Family Fund in the last three years cannot currently apply (unlike in other parts of the UK where they can apply every year).
For more information
Tel 01904 621 115
Address: Family Fund, 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross, York YO32 9WN