Millions of families rely on grandparents.  We're here to make sure they can handle whatever life brings.

Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to grandparents and their role in the care and development of their grandchildren.

What we do

We're a voice for grandparents.

We recognise the huge contribution grandparents are making to families across the country, and we speak out to make sure their voices are heard - whether they're providing childcare so parents can work, stepping in to care full-time or shoring up a safety net for the next generation.

We're a lifeline for kinship carers.

Through our advice service and support network, we help kinship carers by providing support, giving independent guidance and connecting them with each other.  Our support programmes are developed with kinship carers for kinship carers, and are changing lives by strengthening families across the country.

We're a trusted ally.

We work with other charities, local authorities, funders and institutions to make the biggest difference we can for the people who need us.  We partner with academics on cutting-edge research, and work with journalists to amplify what we find to Westminster and beyond.

Read about our history here.

We're grateful for the current support of:

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • People's Postcode Lottery
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Headley Trust
  • Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation

and the many other funders who make our work possible.