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Children's cancer charities

Coping with cancer

This page has information about children's cancer charities offering financial awards to families of children with cancer. They each have different conditions for their grants and we have outlined those here.


The Family Fund

The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable. The Fund helps with things to meet the additional needs of caring for a severely disabled child such as holidays, washing machines, computers and hospital visiting costs. All funding comes from the governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Parents or carers of severely disabled children can apply if

  • Your child is 17yrs or under in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • You have evidence of your entitlement to one the following: Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit
  • You have permanent residency in the UK and have lived in the UK for at least 6 months

There is information about Government benefits listed above in this section of CancerHelp UK 

Family Fund
4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
YO32 9WN


Phone: 01904 621115
Text phone: 01904 658085
Fax: 01904 652625


Ben's Heroes Trust

Ben's Heroes Trust is a charity founded in 2011 in memory of Ben Loyns, who sadly died of cancer in December 2010 at the age of 9. The charity provides financial help and support to assist children with cancer accessing new treatments or drugs not available on the NHS. 

It also funds projects that improve the quality of life for children with cancer, being treated in the UK. An example is a project to fund electronic tablets for children so that during treatment the children can watch films on the tablet, play games, or stay in touch with friends and family.

Ben's Heroes Trust
Salisbury Road
SO51 6GA



CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent provides financial and other support for families with a child or young person with cancer within the first year after diagnosis. Apply through a health professional or a CLIC Sargent social worker. They also provide benefits advice, have a holiday centre in Scotland and provide other support such as play specialists. Call the head office number for all queries, advice or help.

Head Office
Horatio House, 
75 - 85 Fulham Palace Road,
London W6 8JA
Phone: 0300 330 0803

Scotland Office
5th floor
Mercantile Chambers
53 Bothwell Street
Phone: 0141 572 5700

Northern Ireland Office
3rd floor
31 Bruce Street
Phone: 028 9072 5780


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Updated: 15 October 2014