Family Fund

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, North Yorkshire YO32 9WN
Telephone number:
01904 550055
Email address:
Service description:

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. Their support is focused on those on low incomes with a child/children who have a high level of additional support needs.

Family Fund believes 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. They 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. You can find out more about the grants they provide on their website.

Who Can Apply?

Family Fund use their own 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 read more about Family Fund's eligibility criteria here. Please note: Children and young people do not need a diagnosis to meet their criteria.

How Can I Apply?

If you’re thinking of applying 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.

You can learn more about applying to Family Fund here.

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Family Fund is a registered charity (no. 1053866).

Age range:
0 - 17 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Health
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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