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 291 projects in 93 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.

We are the only children's charity supporting sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Since its establishment, the charity has been supported by Aardman Animations, whose Oscar-winning characters Wallace & Gromit spearhead our fundraising. The founding Directors of Aardman Animations, David Sproxton and Peter Lord, as well as the Creator of Wallace & Gromit, Nick Park are Trustees 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 across the UK to enhance and enrich the lives of patients. Our grant sizes range between £100 and £10,000.

Our next grant round opens in October. If your application is successful, you will be notified following our Trustee meeting in March 2016. All Grants are distributed on an annual basis. Application forms and guidelines are posted on this website from October and awards are made in the period January to March.

Click the button below to download all the necessary information including Grant Policy Guidelines, Application Guidelines and an Application form. If you have any questions, please email info@wallaceandgromitcharity.org

Download our grant form