Family Fund

Family Fund


Family Fund provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people (aged 17 and under).

They provide grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets/computers, furniture and clothing. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

They also provide a range of programmes and services, as well as information and advice to families that apply, in order to help them access more of the support that may be of help to them in raising their child or young person.

Family Fund also administers the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme, which supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have been residing in the UK for a minimum of 6 months. Evidence of entitlement will be required to any of the following – Universal Credit, Child Tax credit, Job seekers allowance, income support or housing benefit. Your child must have a high level of additional support needs arising from a long term disability or a life limiting illness.


Family Fund are currently accepting applications at this time. If you have not received a grant in 2021, you can apply again today.

How to Apply

You can register and apply online at:

Family Fund 

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton

Ground Floor Left
Princes Gate
60 Castle Street

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Airdrie

Airdrie Locality Support Services
92 Hallcraig Street

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm