When a child becomes ill or disabled, the pressure on a family can be significant. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child. The Family Fund provides financial support to help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures. In 2016, the Family Fund helped over 88,000 families with grants totalling more than £33million.
Beginning with the most vulnerable, those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against a disability criteria, the Family Fund aims to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people, together with the lives of the families raising them across the UK.
Grants are available for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers.