Family Fund Grant Info
£37 MILLION TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH COMPLEX NEEDS
Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England.
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.
£10 million of the total has been committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual.
Family Fund provides grants to low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and aims to improve their quality of life by paying for a wide range of items that can ease the daily pressure. Families in England can find out more and apply for grants from Family Fund directly. Please go to:
The printable application form can be downloaded here:
Take a look at the application guidance document if you have any questions about the application form. For more information about eligibility or whether you should apply go to our who we help or child and young person eligibility criteria pages.
Family Fund accept one application per household. To apply on behalf of more than one child, please complete a full application form for one child and then a child details form for each additional child you are applying for.
Here is an information video that explains more about the Grant and the process.
APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME