Family Fund have secured funding for 2017/18 in all four UK countries to support their grant programmes for families.
In England, the Department for Education has confirmed that it will maintain its £27.3 million annual funding for Family Fund for three years from 2017-18.
The second year of the three-year funding agreement in Wales is now underway, with £499,000 available to families who have not received a grant from Family Fund in the last three years.
The need for practical financial support for families is increasing. Find out more about how families can apply for a grant.