The news that a child is seriously ill is difficult enough to cope with, without the situation being made worse with money worries.
We understand that parents often have to leave employment to provide the necessary care that their child needs and, although they are entitled to the same state benefits as other non-working parents, outgoings can soar dramatically and leave some families in dire straits.
Our Care Grants project was put in place to help families in need of financial assistance during their child's treatment.
Care grants are money-gifts which are given directly to families battling the financial side effect of cancer after a child is diagnosed. They can help with anything from travel costs to household expenses, utility bills to extra childcare, specialised equipment such as wheelchairs to necessary home improvements.
What Is The Criteria For Applying?
If your child is under 18 years old and has been diagnosed with or undergone treatment for cancer in the last 12 months, you can apply for support.
All requests will be considered as long as it is shown to be beneficial to your child. However, if you have previously received a care grant or respite break from us, priority will be given to new applicants.
Every application is considered carefully to allow us to support as many children and families as possible in this way.
How Much Can I Apply For?
All initial grant requests are for £250. Please explain on the form how your grant would be used, including any deadlines, and explain how it would benefit the child.
In exceptional circumstances, further grants may be given. If you need further support, please give details.
All grant applications should show how the grant will benefit the child.
We are currently inundated with Care Grant requests and we are not able to accept new applications until October 2017.
If you have already submitted and application, it will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you when more funding becomes available.
How To Apply
Your hospital social/support worker or health professional can apply for a care grant on your behalf. They will assess your circumstances and make contact with our Family Support Team, to discuss your needs and apply on your behalf.
Click here to complete your application and submit it online.
*We are currently inundated with requests and which means we cannot accept online applications for a short time. If your application is urgent, you may still use another method to apply.
Post your completed application to us at:
Lennox Children's Cancer Fund
1-3 Western Road
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download An Application Form