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Applying for assistance.

Before Making your application please check that you meet our charitable criteria:

To be eligible for a grant the Beneficiaries must be:

18 years of age or under.

Must reside in the United Kingdom (Our area of benefit is within the United Kingdom only).

Our Charities Aims and Objectives.

To relieve poverty and sickness and to preserve the health of children and children with disabilities and/or special or specific care needs by such means as the trustees see fit.

To preserve and protect the health of those caring for such children (including, but not limited to, their parents, carers, and significant others) in particular, but not exclusively by the provision of equipment, a holiday, support services through respite care, financial support, dialogue advocacy, guidance, mentoring and inter agency working.

Applicants will need to supply documentation of any illnesses or disabilities (such items as hospital referrals, letters from social workers and bank statements Etc.)

All applications will be means tested.

Please use the links below to download our grant application form.

Grant Application Form PDF

Grant Application Form Word

Please set out the details and the nature of your claim.

If you require help completing your application, please call for assistance.

If your request entails the purchase of equipment, please attach a full description of the equipment concerned, together with evidence of estimated cost thereof.

For example, a quotation or a copy of a price catalogue.

Please try to be specific. Short notes rather than a long essay would be appreciated.  

You can email your completed application here.

Alternatively please post to:

Make Them Smile

The Business Hive

13, Dudley Street


DN31 2AW

Once received, we will send you an acknowledgement and provide you with the date of the next trustee meeting.

The Trustees meet on the first Sunday of each month.

We use a points system when evaluating applications, due to limited funding the trustees will give preference to applications with the highest score.

We will means test all applications, we may require further information regarding your personal finances.

All successful applications will be notified, if you do not hear back from us within 8 weeks, your application has not been successful and we ask that you do not re-apply with the same request for a minimum of 12 months,

The trustees will no longer consider applications for the following:


Holidays other than to one of our holiday homes

Hot Tubs

Please use the link below to view our Charitable objects on the Charity Commissions website

You can contact a dedicated family support officer by calling 0330 1330 870

Available 7 days a week:

Monday - Friday  8.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday - Sunday  8.00am - 12.00 pm

Our family support officers will offer advice on any queries you may have, and should we not have the answers you require, we will research and contact the relevant bodies on your behalf.

We are not trained social workers but should you feel the need to talk to a friendly voice please do not hesitate to call us.

We are always here to help and any information you tell us will be treated with the strictest confidence.