Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to supporting kinship carers - grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren't able to live with their parents.

What we do

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:

  • Players of People's Postcode Lottery
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • DCMS/NESTA Connected Communities Innovation Fund
  • Sport England Families Fund
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Cripplegate Foundation
  • Headley Trust
  • Dulverton Trust
  • Mercer's Company
  • Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

and the many other funders who make our work possible.