Family Fund

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. 

 

Find out more

You can find out more at www.familyfund.org.uk, call us on 01904 550055, email us at info@familyfund.org.uk or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Who to contact

Telephone
01904550055
E-mail
info@familyfund.org.uk
Website
Family Fund
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/familyfund/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/FamilyFund

Where to go

Address
4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
York
North Yorkshire
Postcode
YO32 9WN

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday - Friday from 9.30am until 5.00pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
Other notes

We help 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. You are the parent or carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. You have permanent legal residency in the UK and have lived in the UK for the last six months. You have evidence of entitlement to one of the following: Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit*, Employment Support Allowance*, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit. If you do not receive any of the above, you can still apply, but we will need some extra information about your household income. Depending on what money you have coming into your home we may not be able to help as we have to prioritise helping those on lower incomes. If you are not in receipt of any of the above benefits, you will need to provide additional information and evidence of your whole household income and we will contact you after you have applied. If you would like to ask any questions or discuss it before you apply please do contact us.

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