There are a wide number of grants and charities to explore that support meeting the identified needs of children and families.
These Charities and Voluntary Support Agencies can offer a wide range of services, from providing help with funding household appliances to help with funding holidays for families in need but also many other areas where families may need assistance.
Such organisations will often have individual criteria to meet and may offer the funding in a specific locality area or be open to individuals who have experience of certain conditions such as poor mental health. Some organisations will require a professional to apply on behalf of a family.
To search you can either type a keyword word such as household; educational support; holidays; etc., or you can select "View all services" and see what is available which might meet your families' needs. Alternative grants and charitable support may also be found through the Turn2Us website, which can be accessed using the link within Useful Service on the left hand side of this page.
Please contact the charitable organisations directly for more information.
Charity of John Ward and Others - support with household items (Gloucester City residents only)
Fluck Convalescent Fund - support for women of all ages and children under 16 years of age who live in Gloucester or its immediate surroundings. They will be in a poor financial situation, generally receiving benefits, are suffering illness or convalescing after illness or surgical treatment. Applications will be considered for support towards school residential trips, recuperative trips, clothing, bedding, furniture, medical aids, nursery fees if in conjunction with respite care.
Gloucester Relief in Sickness Fund - support for any area of need linked to poor health including electricity arrears, debt relief order, food and clothing (City of Gloucester only).
Kids' Stuff - support with clothing, equipment (high chairs), toys, maternity clothes.
Stroud & Rodborough Educational Charity - provide educational equipment or funding towards trips, books, drama lessons and musical instruments (Stroud and surrounding area only).
Stroud United Charities - grants for education and training to individuals and organisations for the advancement of health or saving of lives, disability, the prevention or relief of poverty for children and young people, elderley/old people and people with disabilities living in Stroud.
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