Who We are

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity is a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Since 2003, Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity has given over £2 million in grants to 312 projects in 100 different hospitals and hospices, providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, a range of arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care.

We support regional and local children's hospitals and hospices, and ensure that our grants benefit local communities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The charity has been generously supported for over 15 years by Aardman, whose Academy award®-winning characters Wallace & Gromit spearhead our fundraising. The founding directors of Aardman, David Sproxton and Peter Lord, as well as the creator of Wallace & Gromit, Nick Park, are proud patrons of the charity.

The difference we make

We fund projects that ensure that whilst in hospital and hospice care, children can still play, socialise and recuperate from treatment in a child-friendly environment. We also support parents and siblings as we know how vital it is to care for the whole family during extremely difficult times.


Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity provides grants to hospitals and hospices to transform the lives of children across the UK. 

Our 2021 grant round is now open. Please read the guidelines and our hints and tips carefully before completing an application form.

You should only apply for a grant if your organisation meets the criteria for support and falls within the funding principles.

The maximum grant that will be awarded in this round is £5,000.

All application forms must be submitted by Friday 11 February 2022. 

We will communicate whether your application has been successful in spring 2022.