Family Fund

Family Fund is a charity which gives grants to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Family Fund provide grants for essential items such as:

  • kitchen appliances
  • sensory toys
  • family breaks
  • bedding
  • tablets/computers
  • furniture and clothing

The charity also offer programmes, services, information and advice to families who apply.   To find out more about these, visit the Family Fund website and click on the ‘How we help’ section.

Watch the animated videos on how to apply and should I apply? to find more information on what they need from the application form and the criteria.

Grants during coronavirus pandemic

Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.

These will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services – from washing machines and refrigerators to sensory and educational equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford. The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need.

Families in England can find out more and apply for grants from Family Fund directly.

Who the service provides for

Families raising a disabled or seriously ill child aged 0 to 17.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.

How the service is accessed

Self-referral. Apply on the website.

Email address

Phone number

01904 550055

Operational locations

  • National


4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
YO32 9WN