Read this information to establish your eligibility for a grant
Who can apply
Applications to the pilot version of our Stronger Families Programme must be from our established 'Applicant Officers' (AO's), e.g. social worker, healthcare professional or charity representative.
If you are an AO who has recently received an email from us, and would like to make an application, please proceed to the application form.
If you are an AO and have not received any communication from us, but have an exceptional case that you feel meets our criteria and would benefit from funding, please contact the Grants and Finance Officer directly on 01494 892 170.
If you are a parent or carer and feel we might be able to assist you, please contact your healthcare professional or social worker.
We are unable to accept application forms or requests directly from parents or carers.
The maximum grant per family, during the pilot period, will be £500. The programme is open to any family in the UK in which:
The programme is NO LONGER limited to only those families with an affected child who has a specific neurological or haematological condition. We welcome applications from any family with an affected child, regardless of condition, as long as that condition is serious and is not a form of cancer. Levels of support for children and young people with cancer are far higher than those for other conditions and, with a small fund, we have had to take the decision to exclude families where a child has cancer. Please note that we particularly welcome applications from families where the child is undiagnosed.
What we will support
Here is a preliminary list of the kinds of things we think might be helpful:
We do not expect to fund:
For those seeking this type of assistance, please see our guide to other sources of help on the right hand side of this page.