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A Guide for families in applying for grants for support from charities

In the documents on the right of this page are lists of charities that can provide grants to families caring for a disabled child and some information about applying for grants. Please read the information carefully as the charities have different application processes and eligibility criteria.

Other useful websites which you may find helpful are This is a service providing information on charities and trusts to help you find a grant for yourself, your family or anyone you are supporting with a disability.

Additional information, advice and support can be obtained from Contact.

Contact is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. With over 30 years of experience, their vision is that families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they want and achieve their full potential, for themselves, the communities they live in and for society. They offer support, information and advice to over 340,000 families each year and campaign for families to receive a better deal.

Contact has a number of services around the UK; here is a link to information about how Contact can help you. They can give information about what may be available to families in their areas and offer local newsletters and workshops for parents on different aspects of caring for a disabled child.

You can either email the helpline on or telephone free on 0808 808 3555.  The helpline is open between 9.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.  Helpline advisers can arrange an interpreter over the telephone if needed.