How We’re Funded

Our aim is to become a sustainable organisation where we have a range of income from a variety of sources.

We do not receive any funding from the Government in England and Wales and as such we look to raise income from not only grant making Trusts and Foundations, but also from our own and our supporters fundraising effort, from trading our expertise through training and learning opportunities and through our Legal support and Case Management service

Our objective is to raise £1.3m annually, which for a charity like ours is a constant challenge.

We are working hard to ensure that we keep our running costs as low as possible and to ensure that the majority of a donation goes directly to the services we provide to families and professionals.

Our ultimate aim is to help as many families as we can and to do it in the most cost effective and appropriate way possible.

If you would like to know more about where our funding is from please contact

We would like to thank our Special Ambassadors who work hard to help us achieve our goals

Cheryl Abrahams

Gordon Cartwright

Damien Horan

Rankeshwar Batta

Richard McGregor


Thank you

We would like to thank the following organisations for their substantial gifts and awards in the last financial year (April 2020 to March 2021):

  • 29th May 1961 Charity
  • Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
  • Adobe Foundation
  • Bank of Scotland Foundation
  • BBC Children in Need
  • BBC Children in Need – Next Steps COVID-19
  • Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
  • DLM Charitable Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Global Make Some Noise
  • Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • James Weir Foundation
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • Merchant Taylors’ Consolidated Charities for the Infirm
  • Pilkington Charities Fund
  • Zurich Community Trust via the Openworks Foundation
  • Simon Gibson Charitable Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The David and Ruth Lewis Family Charitable Trust
  • The Evelyn Trust
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • The Gisela Graham Foundation
  • The Hospital Saturday Fund
  • The National Lottery Community Fund including Awards for All Scotland and Awards for All Wales
  • The R S Macdonald Charitable Trust
  • The Sobell Foundation
  • The Sterling Charity
  • The Waterloo Foundation