Beams are working with others to support children and young people with disabilities and their families by applying for individual funding. We can help connect generous people and local businesses to our families to help really make a difference in their lives.

Kent Community Foundation has a number of funds that offer direct support to individual and families.

Nominations must come from the Beams Family Advice Team who will know the individual’s situation. Applications directly from individuals will not be considered.

For further information please see the downloads available or call Beams on 01322 668501 x2 or click



Beams has partnered with the Colyer-Ferguson Trust to support young people at an individual level.

The aim of CFCT’s hardship awards’ programme is to make small grants of up to £500 to underprivileged/disadvantaged young people living in Kent to help them navigate the difficult journey into adulthood and employment. Applicants should fit into one or more of the following categories:

Educational underachievers – aged 14-18, not expecting to achieve, or have not achieved, five GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A-C
Unemployed – aged 16-25 not in education, training or employment (NEETS)
Young people at risk of offending and ex-offenders – aged 14-25
Young people in or leaving care – aged 14 or over.
Please note this is not available for disabled young people with severe and complex needs as there are other funds available to them and their families.

Please contact your Family Advisor in the first instance for support on 01322 668501 or

2017 Young People with Poverty of Opportunity Application Form – Questions