Buttle UK

Our Chances for Children grants, of up to £2,000, can provide an enhanced package of support for children aged 18 or under living with parents or carers, or young people aged 20 or under who are living independently, are estranged or orphaned.

The grants are designed for those dealing with a variety of issues ranging from, but not limited to: kinship care arrangements, domestic abuse, estrangement, physical and mental ill health, and substance abuse.

We can help with a range of items or activities to help with unmet emotional, social or educational needs. Examples include: therapy, toys, sports and leisure activities, counselling, clothing, additional educational support and equipment, beds, one off travel costs.

We can help with essential household items, but these should be supplemental to the child's emotional, social or educational needs and not the main purpose of the grant.

What we cannot help with:

  • Legal fees
  • Long term childcare
  • Funding that would create long-term dependency or an unsustainable situation for the child or young person.

Last updated on 9 May 2019

Who is eligible?

Who can we help

To be considered for a Chances for Children grant applicants must be:

  • Children aged 18 or under living with parent(s) or carer(s) or young people aged 20 and under who are estranged or orphaned and living outside the family home, receiving little or no financial or emotional support from family members.
  • In financial hardship.
  • Receiving on-going, regular support from a professional organisation.
  • Normally resident in the UK with the intention to remain in the country long term.

Applicants must have ensured that every effort has been made to check that a statutory, education or governmental body cannot fund the activity or item being requested.

Who we cannot help:

  • Adults over 20 without children
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority or where there is any other clear statutory responsibility for meeting their needs
  • Where there is any other clear statutory responsibility for meeting their needs

How to apply?

Applications must be completed by a support worker who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and is capable of assessing their needs. Their organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant on our behalf. Support workers can apply online at www.buttleuk.org. If you are unable to apply online, you can download a PDF version from the website: http://www.buttleuk.org/unable-to-access-online-form and send the completed forms to the relevant address below:

England:

  • Address: Buttle UK, 15 Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 1SB     
  • Telephone: 020 7828 7311

Wales:

  • Address: Buttle UK, PO Box 2528, Cardiff, CF23 0GX      
  • Telephone: 029 2054 1996

Scotland:

  • Address: Buttle UK, PO Box 2081, Glasgow, G32 2BR    
  • Telephone: 0141 778 2839

Northern Ireland:

  • Buttle UK, PO Box 1534, Dungannon, BT70 9BR    
  • Telephone: 028 87746778

Further information is available on the website: http://www.buttleuk.org/

Contact details

15 Greycoat Place
London
SW1P 1SB
Email: info@buttleuk.org
Web: http://www.buttleuk.org