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.


Newlife provides a wide range of essential specialist equipment such as beds, buggies, wheelchairs, seating systems, and much more. Our equipment grants can improve a child’s health and quality of life, reduce the risk of significant injury and pain, as well as support the delivery of care – while enabling childhood experiences and encouraging independence.  Ypu can find out more and how to apply for a grant here.