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Grants & Charitable Support

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.


Cheltenham Foodbank

Cheltenham Lions Club - holiday caravan for those in need who live in Cheltenham.

The Prestbury United Charities - support for white goods, furniture, school uniform, counselling.

 The Free Hospital Trust Fund for Children and Young People- purchase of clothing and shoes


Cirencester Foodbank

Lechlade Parochial Charities - support with education and fuel for people in need in the area.

North Cotswolds Foodbank

Phoenix Charitable Trust - support with school trips, holiday club fees, child safety equipment (Cirencester district only).

The Free Hospital Trust Fund for Children and Young People-purchase of clothing and shoes

Forest of Dean

Forest Foodbank - Cinderford

Forest Foodbank - Coleford

Forest Foodbank - Lydney

Forest of Dean Baby Bank

Forest of Dean Lions - helping individuals and groups in Coleford, Lydney and the surrounding villages.

Severn Dean Lions - relief of hardship for individuals and families (GL14 & GL17)

The Free Hospital Trust Fund for Children and Young People-purchase of clothing and shoes


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 Foodbank

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).

The Free Hospital Trust Fund for Children and Young People-purchase of clothing and shoes


Kids' Stuff - support with clothing, equipment (high chairs), toys, maternity clothes.

Stroud District Foodbank

Stroud District Furniture Bank

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.

The Free Hospital Trust Fund for Children and Young People-purchase of clothing and shoes


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