Family Support

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme is only open to applications from registered referrers.

If you have a support worker, you can ask them to apply for a grant on your behalf.

We will also accept grant applications from a professional such as a teacher, GP, nurse, charity representative, housing or tenancy support worker.

Alternatively you can check out the below organisations who may be able to provide help or support for your family.

Search for grants This website provides information on benefit entitlement and other grant giving charities. This website provides information on charities that provide grants for disabled people.

Other grant providers Family Fund is the parent charity of Family Fund Business Services who provide grant items for families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. Glasspool Trust is a UK wide grants giving charity that provide one off grants to individuals.­-a-­grant/ Buttle UK provide grants for children and young people across the UK who have experienced a crisis/trauma. Items and activities for wellbeing and educational engagement. Save the Children run a grant programme for low income families called Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! The programme provides beds, white goods, toys and books to children who are disadvantaged and in need. NPower has set up an initiative, Health through Warmth, to assist vulnerable people in England and Wales who have long term, cold related illnesses and need assistance to fund and install heating and insulation in their homes. The Trust helps families and individuals living in fuel poverty, or who are struggling to pay for their gas and/or electricity. Grants are awarded to help clear those debts. The Trust also offers help via Further Assistance Payments to clear other priority household debts or purchase essential household items. The British Gas Energy Trust focuses on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their consumption of gas and electricity get back on their feet and remain debt free going forward. The Trust can also help with other priority household costs and items in exceptional cases. The Family Holiday Association provides holidays for parents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty. Action for Kids supports young people with physical and learning disabilities through the provision of mobility aids, employability training and family support. Caudwell Children provide equipment, treatment, therapies and family support for disabled children and their families across the UK. Family Action have both welfare and education grant programmes to help address the needs of disadvantaged families and individuals that struggle to afford basic needs and to pursue educational and employment ambitions. Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a seriously ill child.

If you know a grant giving charity that you would like to add to this page please contact us.