Apply for a Cash for Kids Grant

Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity helping the children that need it most across the UK.

General Grants

Our grant rounds support children from birth up to and including 18 years of age who are vulnerable, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are living with an illness or disability. We also provide a lifeline to many other charities, organisations and community groups, funding much-needed services and life-changing equipment.

The value of a grant is typically from £1,000 to £3,000 but we will happily consider applications for larger amounts.

Click here or view the map below to find out about the difference we've already made near you.

How to Apply

All applications must be made via our online system. Choose your local station below to access the application form and eligibility criteria (available at the top of the form) - please be sure to read these carefully before applying.

Our granting depends on donations from the public, and as such the application forms may not be available for all areas all of the time. We're always actively fundraising for our next grant round, so if your area isn't currently available please get in touch or check back soon. Please note that during our annual Mission Christmas appeal (November-December) general grant applications will be closed.

We may also run additional grant rounds in some areas for specific types of need, so for the latest granting information or for any questions about making an application please visit your local Cash for Kids website. Details can be found on our locations page.

Cost-of-Living Grants

In response to the crisis hitting so many families right now we've launched Cost-of-Living Grants, to provide emergency essentials that support the physical and mental well-being of children who are struggling.

These could include food, clothing and household energy costs, but we'll also consider anything that helps meet children's most basic needs.

2024 Cost-of-Living Grants are currently open for as long as we have funds in each area.

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Area Covered

Grant applications can only be made to support children living in the UK, or registered charities that help children from the UK.

If you are unsure whether you can apply please contact the Cash for Kids team at

Important Information

Meetings are dependent on the donations we receive, and as such the dates may change.

Additional funding rounds may also be made available for specific campaigns - these will be detailed on our website.

All decisions made by the board are final, and all applications will receive a response once a decision has been made at the meetings detailed above.