Although The Trust is unable to assist with funeral or memorial costs we do offer financial help to parents by way of grants to cover other expenses. 

We appreciate that at such a difficult time there are things that would help in some way but covering the cost would be difficult or even impossible.

From experience we know that help with travel costs for family members to come to the island or covering the costs for some extra help at home can make things a little easier when things are hard to cope with.  Perhaps additional childcare, support for older children or some quality family time would be the most valuable help so the trustees will consider all requests for assistance which should be made within three months of the loss.  

Although the grants can only be made direct to the parents the trust is happy to receive applications from family members or health professionals who may be aware of situations where financial assistancewould be welcome.