Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Charitable Trust

One-off grants for activities/items/trips that children's families are unable to afford. The child must be disadvantaged due to financial circumstances, disability/ill-health, or another type of disadvantage. Poverty alone is not usually enough to be able to apply. 

PLEASE NOTE: The charity does NOT award grants for:

  • furniture or carpets
  • white goods,
  • fixtures/fittings or renovations/building works,
  • food, daily living costs,
  • debts/debt management,
  • rent arrears/deposits,
  • ongoing costs
  • school/university fees,
  • adults.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Child must be under 18 and disadvantaged due to financial circumstances, disability/ill-health, or other category of disadvantage. Poverty alone will usually be insufficient for a grant.

PLEASE NOTE: The charity does NOT award grants for:

  • furniture or carpets
  • white goods,
  • fixtures/fittings or renovations/building works,
  • food, daily living costs,
  • debts/debt management,
  • rent arrears/deposits,
  • ongoing costs
  • school/university fees,
  • adults.

How to apply?

Please complete an application online on the website

A professional needs to apply on behalf of an individuals, for example a professional from a charity or organisation such as Citizens Advice Bureau and schools, not directly by individuals, with the exception of purchases made on a person's behalf.

Applicants may not receive a response if they are unsuccessful.

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