How We Can Help

ABOUT CHARLIE’S GIFT GRANTS

We are a grant-making charity that supports children in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The children we help face challenges in life because of health issues, disability, special need, bereavement and poverty.

To help you decide whether the child/children in your care are eligible for a grant from us, we have included some details about our grant-making process. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT

Children up to the age of 17 years, whose main address is in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Buckinghamshire at the time of application and approval, whose lives are impacted by one or more of the following:

Financial hardship or poverty

Mental Health

Bereavement 

Disability or Special Need

Life-limiting condition or serious illness

WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR

We consider requests for grants up to £500, which will be of clear and direct benefit to the child. Examples may include a specialized piece of equipment, sensory toys and play equipment, study support and educational items, children's bedroom furniture, end of life memory making experiences, clothing and school uniform, personal care items, bereavement counselling.

Please note: we do not provide grants for white goods (large domestic electrical items such as fridges or washing machines), general home renovations, communal household furniture, hospital/school travel costs, physiotherapy or occupational therapy. 

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GRANT

Applications for grants can be made on behalf of a child by a parent or guardian, or by a Health, Educational, Social or Welfare professional. Applicants should have direct contact, or be working with the child on a regular basis.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT APPLYING FOR A GRANT?

Having read all of the above guidance and you now think that the child/children in your care are eligible for a grant from us, please visit GRANT APPLICATIONS

Write to us:

The Grant Applications Manager
Charlie’s Gift
39 Collett Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP1 1HY

Email: info@charliesgift.co.uk

Phone: 01442 213638