Grants are for £200 per eligible child.

Your child must be a resident of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, aged 1-17 years and have a disability or severe healthcare need and cannot access leisure activities in the community without additional help or support. For example; they need constant supervision, 1:1 help or have a difficulty communicating.

This may include some children who are eligible for Portage, Early Help or those with an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan or a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN).

New applications

1. Evidence of child’s disability; this can be a diagnoses letter from a doctor or health care professional.
2. A recent utility bill, bank statement or council tax bill (issued in the last 3 months) confirming your address.
3. A supporting letter from a nursery professional, school, family support worker, social worker or health professional confirming that your child cannot access leisure activities without additional help or support.

The above evidence is to be uploaded as part of your application, if you are struggling to do this, we have advised within the form how you can get these documents to us however please note that this will delay the processing time. Failure to supply all of the evidence within the timescale provided may result in your application being rejected.

Previous applications
The grant will be opening and available for all parents who have previously applied from 10am on Monday 5th July 2021.  An email will be sent out prior to this time which will include your reference number for the 2021/2022 grant.  All accounts will be reactivated at this time and cannot be accessed prior.  

Disclaimer: London Brough of Barking and Dagenham reserve the right to suspend or withdraw funding from any applicant who is deemed to no longer be eligible for the Grant, e.g. the child or young person no longer requires additional support or help to access leisure activities.