Grants for families in crisis

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The children's grant-giving organisation, Buttle UK, is offering families living in crisis access to grants of up to £300.

This programme is designed to help ensure that children who are experiencing very difficult circumstances where their safety, health or development is at risk, still have their basic material needs met. The funding is available to provide essential items such as a bed to help a young person sleep, a washing machine so a child has clean clothes to wear to school, or a cooker to give them a hot meal.

Buttle UK is a charity which has directly supported children and young people for more than 60 years and distributes grants through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme.

Even though the grants are small, the charity says they can turn people's lives around when they are at their most vulnerable. A recent letter from one recipient read: "Thank you so, so much for buying my two boys a set of bunk beds and mattresses. Their faces were a picture as they have never had their own bed. I am so very grateful for you helping us as a family."

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