Our family grants have increased from £800 to £1,000.

As the cost of living continues to grow, our trustees decided it was time to review the amount we grant to families to reflect this.

We provide instant financial assistance to families that have a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. This includes cancer, a heart condition, head injury, cystic fibrosis or other condition.

Because of North Devon’s rural location, all seriously ill children are treated in specialist children’s hospitals in Bristol or beyond. For families in North Devon, this means the loss of earnings, subsistence and travel costs for parents traveling and staying in Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham or London.

We provide a lump sum to help relieve financial concerns for eligible families in this situation, whilst they adjust to having a very sick child and to having one or more parents away from home.

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