Family Fund

Last updated: 06/04/2023

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants and services for families on low incomes raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person, up to the age of 24.  

Grants are available for essential items to help meet a child or young person’s support needs, including kitchen appliances, furniture, computers and tablets, play and sensory equipment, clothing, bedding and family breaks. 

We also provide services such as digital skills workshops, online money management tools and information events. Find out more about our information and support services on our website. 

Who can apply? 

To decide if your family is eligible for a grant, Family Fund look at your income and the impact of disability on your child. Children and young people do not need a diagnosis to meet our criteria. 

You can read more about our eligibility criteria here. 

How can I apply? 

The easiest way to apply is to register for an online account with Family Fund. You can then use this to make an application, update your contact details, or track your application. 

If you are not able to apply online, you can download an application pack from our website.  

Find out more 

You can find out more at, call us on 01904 550055, email us at or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Who to contact

01904 550055
Family Fund

Where to go

4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
North Yorkshire
YO32 9WN

Time / Date Details

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

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required
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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