Strongbones provides grants to help children who have arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease and all other conditions of the bone. The grants are for medical equipment, computers/software, toys, sensory equipment, short breaks away, days out and household bills. Grants are normally £250 per child, but this figure is flexible, depending on the child’s circumstances.
The Family Fund will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family. Families often apply for essential items such as washing machines, but they can also help young people aged 17 and under with grants that have particular meaning to their age group, such as equipment for college.
Family Action is a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foundation in 1869. Working with over 45,000 children and families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.
Their Small Grants programme provides a high quality, personal, and fast response to families living in crisis, when there is no one else that can help. Families living in poverty in the UK can often lack basic items such as a bed, a cooker, a fridge-freezer or a washing machine. Providing these through their grants can offer relief from a critical situation. Working with over 5000 voluntary sector or local authority partners across the UK, they are able to target support at those most in need: children and young people living with severe medical, emotional, social and financial issues.