Family Fund Grant
The first year I applied to the Family Fund it was to help towards a holiday, a bike and an outside trampoline with an enclosure.
This meant we were able to go on holiday and experience different activities. My son was able to enjoy playing on his bike without having to interact with others as he does on the trampoline.
This makes my son feel independant and safe.
I applied for an application form on the Internet and then sent it off.
In the second year I was able to apply for holiday vouchers on-line. They were arrived in the post by Recorded delivery.
When you are accepted you can apply on-line every year.
Thank you Trudy for sharing your experiences of the Family Fund. Not many people realise that the Family Fund will provide anything that will make a difference to a disabled child.
This includes computer equipment, days out, washing machines and removal costs. In fact anything that cannot be provided from statutory sources.
The Family Fund have recently changed their eligibility criteria to ensure that it helps those on the lowest incomes.
There are still many families with severely disabled children who have not heard of the Family Fund so do pass on this information if you can to a family who would benefit from a grant.
The Family Fund is no longer able to provide funding for driving lessons for parents and carers