hi i just wondered if anyone who has put a claim in 2 the family fund for the first time could give me an idea of what i am likely 2 get first time round.my 4 kids are desperate for a holiday abroad as theyve never had one but i cant book one unless im likely 2 get enough towards it i just wondered if anyone has any ideas how its worked out so i can see if its worth doing it this year or next thanks all.
oh lovely thanks for that i thought that u could claim every 12months as thats how it explains it on the site.i werent qiuet sure how they did it as it doesnt explain much and different friends are saying different things. so i assume u got next years fund this time aswell thats prob why u cant claim for 2 years.
It used to be that you could get an annual amount from them. As far as I know, you can apply once a year, but they can take up to 3 months to reply and you can only apply again a year after you receive the money.
I have certainly never got over £300/£400 from them, they have always refused larger amounts despite a low income. For holidays, they seem to be linked into a holiday company and were pressurized to take the holiday they were offering rather than using the money for a holiday of our choice. We refused but we got quite a sales pitch. Again, this is all new.
they will pay for a Haven park holiday or give vouchers to book a holiday thru Thomas Cook or cash towards something you've already booked yourself but that is usually a smaller value and they like to see the booking invoice beforehand .
I just applied for driving lessons , that would be the biggest boost for me plan being long as ds dla is redone in july and we still get higher rate will change for a car ,*dreams of how much easier life will be
Driving lessons were a godsend to me, although I am without a car now, as I crashed on Tuesday (not my fault) and someone went into the side of me writting my car off . Will need to beg steal and borrow to get a new car as the insurance won't be enough to get a reliable car.
We have been wanting to go to Center Parcs as friend told me is great and dd2 would just love to be in the water all day but no way could we afford it.Checked out Family Fund website but said just Haven or Thomas Cook vouchers, but maybe there are exceptions or maybe you can book center parcs through Thomas cook? Anyone know? Just thinking about this possibility kept me going all day yesterday til I read the detailed info..