APPLY FOR A GRANT

Access our grants programme

Mummy’s Star operates a small grants programme is aimed at supporting families to provide some financial relief when most needed. You can apply for a grant by completing our online application form and you can also access information on the grant guidelines opposite. If you wish to receive a hard copy of either of these documents, please contact us and they will be sent out first class to you.

To be eligible for our grants programme your child must be under 12 months old at the point of application and you must reside in the UK or Ireland. Please note that our grants programme operates an upper limit of £500. The only exception to this are cases where sadly a secondary or terminal diagnosis has been received (£700) or following the death of a mother £1,000).

 

Our grants are non means tested. 

 

We do not provide an exhaustive list of what is eligible in our grants programme as every family has different needs so please contact us prior to application. Some examples are listed below:

  • Purchasing donor breast milk if your hospital will not fund this.

  • Payment to access counselling services along with other types of parental support, baby/parent bonding classes etc.

  • Recompense for partners having to take unpaid leave to support at home beyond their existing leave/paternity leave.

  • Travel costs to appointments including parking fees which can be extortionate.

  • Payment for additional child-minding required around appointments.

  • Payment for home childcare such as a nanny for a day a week etc around appointments or post treatment days.

  • Payment for a cleaner in the home.

  • Practical Items such as mastectomy wear. Compression garments for the associated conditions like lymphoedema.

  • Lightweight buggy or swivel car seat to ease mobility post surgery.

  • An iPad or similar device to allow children to speak to Mummy when she may be in hospital overnight etc.

  • Hotel accommodation for a partner if treatment is unavailable locally to enable partner to be as near as possible.

 

In order to be eligible for our grants programme your child must be under 12 months old at the point of application.

Please note that due to the Covid19 outbreak and its impact, we have a limit on all grants of

£500 until review by our board in March 2021.

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