Money, benefits and discounts

Benefits and financial support for carers

Find out more about allowances, credits, Council Tax reductions and carers parking permits on the support for carers page.

More information regarding support and advice for carers, including local community groups can be found in the support and advice for carers section.

If you have any suggestions for local benefits and discounts that you would like to see on this web page, please email

Family Fund grants

Family Fund (link opens in new window) is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

The charity believes that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families. Beginning with those on low incomes and considering all conditions against an eligibility criteria (based on the social model of disability), it aims to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.

Family Fund can provide grants for essential items such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets/computers, furniture and clothing. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

The charity also provides a range of programmes and services, as well as information and advice to families that apply, in order to help them access more of the support that may be of help to them in raising their child or young person. Watch its useful videos on how to apply (link opens in new window) and should I apply? (link opens in new window) for a snapshot of the application form and criteria.

Telephone: 01904 550055 (link opens in new window)empty