Grants to help families
The Disability Grants website has loads of information on a wide range of grants for people with disabilities. It was set up by a parent and is worth a look.
The Family Fund
The Family Fund helps low income families who are raising a disabled child or young person with additional complex needs or children and young people with a serious illness. They support families by providing grants that relate to the need of their disabled child or young person. For example, the money can be used for days out, garden play equipment, computers, toys and kitchen appliances like dishwashers and washing machines. To apply on line click here.
Education Welfare Benefits
Cambridgeshire County Council has a parent’s guide to education welfare benefits, ranging from free school meals and childcare for two-year-olds to bursary payments for 16-19 year olds to stay on in education. More information on the county council website or download a copy of the guide.