Family Fund & 16-19 Bursary Fund

Tthe Government has announced that the charity Family Fund have been allocated some additional funding to help families of children with complex needs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Family Fund provides grants to families on low incomes who have disabilities or severe medical conditions to help them to access essential items including access to IT. If you have any students that you feel qualify for this support and would benefit from it we would be grateful if you could please signpost them to this charity and support them with accessing it if required. You can find out more about the Family Fund here: and more details regarding the additional funding can be found here:


For those students between the ages of 16-19 there is also a government bursary fund where grants for essential equipment to access education can applied for: