Funding and Grants
In this section you will find information about different sources of funding and grants available for children and young people with SEND.
Family Fund are the largest provider of grants to families living on low incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children or young people aged 17 and under. Their grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys, computers, ipads and much needed family breaks. They can consider helping a family once every 12 months up to the young person’s 18th birthday.
Tel: 01904 550055
React provides assistance to financially disadvantaged families who care for a child with a life-shortening illness, and takes requests that are deemed a basic, essential need. This can range from specialist equipment / mobility equipment, such as car seats, buggies, wheelchairs, trikes, hoists, postural chairs or adjustable beds, to educational equipment such as fibre optics, communication and speech aids, sensory toys, computers, laptops, touch screen tablets, etc, as well as kitchen appliances, clothing and bedding.
There is no limit to the number of families that can apply, nor is there a limit to the amount of times that they can send in an application (pdf, 147kb). Download the React leaflet (pdf, 287kb) for more information.