Announcement

Apply for a Family fund grant

The Government has announced details of the £37.3M Family Fund that provides grants to low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people

Grants can be made for a wide range of equipment, including computers, washing machines and refrigerators, as well as specialist sensory equipment and educational toys.

£10 million of the total has been committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or seriously ill children who are staying at home more than usual.

The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need.

Families can apply for grants directly: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/faqs/how-do-we-apply