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. 

What we CANNOT assist with:

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

Last updated on 2 March 2022

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.

What we CANNOT assist with:

  • furniture
  • carpets
  • white goods
  • fixtures/fittings
  • 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.

Please note that applications take up to 6 months to be decided.

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