Welcome to the Paul’s Fund and Paul’s Place web site

We provide holiday breaks to young adults with a terminal or life limiting illness,
facing bereavement or being a long term, unpaid carer.

Paul’s Fund


Paul’s Fund is a grant making charitable trust set up through the Charities Aid Foundation with the aim of enabling young adults and their families who are facing challenging personal circumstances to have a respite holiday break staying at Paul’s Place, which provides both Bed and Breakfast and self-catering accommodation. Paul’s Place is located in the delightful village of Georgeham near Croyde on the North Devon coast.

You may qualify for a grant if you are a young adult facing one of these challenging circumstances:

  • Diagnosis of a terminal or life threatening illness
  • Bereavement
  • Being a long term, unpaid carer of a close relative

You may also qualify for a grant if you are the parent of a young adult who has died, or if you are caring for your son or daughter who has a terminal or life threatening illness.

The grants cover the accommodation costs of the young adult for up to a week along with their spouse or partner, immediate family members or a close friend accompanying them .

For a brief introduction to Paul’s Fund and Paul’s Place you can watch our short video here:

Paul’s Fund and Paul’s Place Video

For more detailed information on the criteria for a grant and how to apply follow this link:


We are no longer accepting new applications for grants.

Other Charities

There are myriad charities out there with a great many focusing on children with cancer or life threatening illnesses. The following is a short list of charities whose scope includes young adults and their families that we have had contact with over the last 10 years and which may be able to provide you with support. None comes with a specific recommendation but all can be googled for more information.

  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • CLIC Sargent
  • Youth Cancer Trust
  • The Brain Tumour Charity
  • Brain Tumour Support
  • Torbay Holiday Helpers Network
  • Ben Saunders Foundation
  • Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance
  • Calvert Trust
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Paul's Fund is part of the Charities Aid Foundation (Reg. No. 268369)