Grants for families raising disabled children available from Family Fund
The DfE has provided a further £10 million to the Family Fund which is a UK-wide charity that provides grants for essential items to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children.
Families can apply for grants for a wide variety of items that they feel could help their disabled child and ease some of the everyday pressures they face. These can include kitchen appliances, computers and tablets, furniture, family breaks and day trips, sensory toys, clothing and bedding, and more. Family Fund cannot consider requests where a statutory agency has assessed a need and have a responsibility to provide the item.
Families who have previously received a grant from Family Fund before 1 April 2020 and whose circumstances have not changed can re-apply for further funding.
The end of lockdown? The last six months in the lives of families raising disabled children - UK Findings - September 2020
The aim of the research is:
- To understand how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting families raising disabled or seriously ill children in the UK.
- To understand the concerns and needs of families raising disabled or seriously ill children in UK resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.
Read the full report 'The end of lockdown? The last six months in the lives of families raising disabled children.