These charities can offer grants to families of children with cancer.
The Family Fund
The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children. It aims to make life easier and more enjoyable by helping to fund things like 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 17 years or under
- you can show that you're entitled to one of these: 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
Phone: 01904 621115
Text phone: 01904 658085
Ben's Heroes Trust
Ben's Heroes Trust was founded in 2011 in memory of Ben Loyns. Ben sadly died of cancer in December 2010 at the age of 9.
The charity provides funding and support to help children with cancer to get new treatments or drugs that aren’t available on the NHS.
It also funds projects that improve the quality of life for children having treatment in the UK. For example, it helps to fund electronic tablets for children during their treatment. This means they can watch films, play games and stay in touch with friends and family.
CLIC Sargent offers support to children and young people with cancer and their families.
As well as financial grants, they can provide benefits advice, a holiday centre in Scotland and other support such as play specialists.
You can apply for a one-off grant through a health professional or a CLIC Sargent social worker. Call the head office number for all queries, advice or help.
Phone: 0300 330 0803
Phone: 0141 572 5700
Northern Ireland Office
Phone: 028 9072 5780
For a more complete list of charities offering grants, ask for this book in your local library.
The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2016-2017
Rachel Cain & Jennifer Reynolds
Published by the Directory of Social Change, 15th edition, March 2016
ISBN 978 1 78482 005 3