When the worst happens, we can help children through a difficult time
"My children would not be where they are today without your care and support"
When families are struggling financially, we are able to help them find a way through
We can help with…
Performing Arts tuition fees during a difficult time in a child’s life
We can help…
A child to build resilience through sport
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When the worst happens, we can help children through a difficult time

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"My children would not be where they are today without your care and support"

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"My children would not be where they are today without your care and support"

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We can help with...

Performing Arts tuition fees during a difficult time in a child’s life

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We can help…

A child to build resilience through sport

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are just some of the questions we are most frequently asked, but if there is anything else we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • We will contact you to discuss your situation.
  • If you meet our criteria in full, we will ask you to complete our application form and return it to us with supporting documentation.
  • A home visit may be required (Covid compliant).
  • Every application is carefully considered by the Grants Committee.
  • The Grants Committee meets regularly and we will respond as quickly as possible.
  • Your financial circumstances will be taken into consideration.
  • Support can start as soon as a decision is made.
  • The Grants Committee’s decision is final.
  • It is important that all relevant information is disclosed at the application stage and is as accurate as possible.
  • No, they do not need to take a test.
  • We take other factors into account, not just academic ability.
  • We try to help each young person to reach their potential.

If one or both parents of the child requiring assistance has been selling business to business on the road and visiting client sites to promote goods and services, they can apply for a grant.  Job titles vary and can include:

Manufacturer’s Agents; Sales Representative; Account Manager; Commercial Traveller and numerous others.

Who else can help?

Educational Costs

Educational Trusts’ Forum

An association of educational trusts that work together and individually to give young people the best start in life through supporting their home circumstances and facilitating a good education.

Sales Representatives

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Offers financial support for grocers, pharmacists, commercial travellers and their families, including university grants for graduates and undergraduates.

The Salespeople’s Charity

A grant-giving charity that provides support to B2B salespeople who are facing financial hardship.

Bereavement

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to the age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.  The charity also provides training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

The Good Grief Trust

Brings together bereavement services around the country, to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to move forward with their lives.

Widowed and Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA)

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA). IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Family Fund

We help families across the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children or young people aged 17 or under. Families can apply for a range of essential items: fridges, freezers, cookers, clothing, bedding, games, books and music, as well as laptops and tablets, family breaks, sensory toys, and more.

Family, Children and SEND

Family Lives

A national charity offering free and confidential emotional support to any family member.

Mental Health

Mind

Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Samaritans

When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year.

You can call them free on 116 123 (within the UK or Ireland) or email them at jo@samaritans.org.  Whoever you are and whatever you’re facing, they won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They’re here to listen so you don’t have to face it alone.

Domestic Abuse

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. It provides confidential support and advice, and can help you work out if your relationship is healthy. Its Live Chat Helpline, the Survivors’ Forum and the Survivor’s Handbook can all be found at www.womensaid.org.uk.

Love Respect

Love Respect is a service provided by Women’s Aid for young people specifically. We believe love shouldn’t feel bad, and that everyone has a right to be safe and happy.

We want you to be empowered to talk about what relationship abuse is and what is healthy and unhealthy in your own relationships.

General Advice

Citizens Advice

A national advice service giving people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Source: Citizens Advice 2020

the Money Advice Service

Free impartial money advice, set up by government.

Advice and guides; tools and calculators; phone and online support, to help improve your finances.