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Grants you can apply for - overview

There are a number of organisations that can help you to apply for grants and financial support.

Sky Badger ca help to point you in the right direction for applying for financial support as well as help for physical disabilities, special educational needs, mental health problems as well as finding support for your whole family. - for more information go to the Sky Badger website (opens in a new window).

The video below explains how Sky Badger can help.


Newlife can provide quick access to equipment for disabled or terminally ill children, as well as offering support and advice about caring for disabled or terminally ill children.  For more information please go to the newlife website (opens in new window).


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

Family Fund helps families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. You can apply to Family Fund if: You live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales

Family Fund uses its 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 a social model of disability.

Family Fund has identified seven areas where disabled children and young people face additional obstacles and need extra support. By a high level it means significant additional support is given compared to a child or young person of the same age.

Family Fund help families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under who have:

  • A high level of additional support needs arising from a long term disability or disabling condition. Long term means lasting or likely to last 12 months or more.
  • A serious or life limiting illness.

Grant support

Family Fund provide grants for a wide range of items, such as:

  • washing machines
  • sensory toys
  • family breaks
  • bedding
  • tablets
  • furniture
  • outdoor play equipment
  • clothing and computers

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.

For more information and to apply for support, go to the Family Fund website.

Last updated: 05/10/2020