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Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. 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.

Find out more at, call us on 01904 550055, email us at 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.

Who to contact

Social Media
Visit the Family Fund website

Where to go

4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
North Yorkshire
YO32 9WN

Local Offer

Who is this service available to?

Families of disabled or seriously ill children and young people, aged 0 - 17 years.

When is this service available?

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

How do you access this service?

Families may self refer.


For more information on the applications process, please visit our website.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

We are a registered charity (No. 1053866)

What to do if you have a complaint?

Full information on our complaints procedure is available on our website.

Can parents and young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Transitions to Adulthood - Push to second line (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)

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