Our humanitarian approach impacts the lives of vulnerable families globally, we are creating confident children and building a brighter future together.

** Exciting News ! ** We have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!, Thank you for all your support - We are changing lives!

We are proud to announce we have been awarded the QAVS

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities.

Volunteers make an incredible difference to so many people’s lives and their communities. These prestigious awards recognise the wonderful work being done by many voluntary organisations across the country. I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to all the worthy winners for their continued hard work and dedication.

 Minister for Civil Society and Sport- Mims Davies

Grant a Smile founder, Joyce was a former teacher who saw first-hand how the lives of children and their families were affected when a parent was ill. Their ‘normal’ childhood experiences of school, play and extra-curricular activities drastically changed because they had to support their parents.

Grant A Smile is an intervention support service set up to offer a free cleaning service to families battling serious illness and at the same time, granting very special wishes to their children. We strongly believe to have a clean house is to have your life in order!

“Grant A Smile is absolutely doing important work with families at what can be a hugely distressing and traumatic time for them. Without the preventative intervention that Grant A Smile provides, I would imagine that the impact of these traumatic experiences (Adverse Child Experiences) would almost certainly have long-lasting and far-reaching impact on their mental health, and consequently their physical health, as they continue to grow and develop”

Matt Creamer

Matt Creamer

Senior Policy Health Officer for the Mayor of London
Home cleaning for free

Free Home Cleaning

When a home is clean, stress levels are reduced and families are happier. Our wonderful team of volunteers are passionate about helping others and will do your household chores for free. We clean, iron, declutter, take the kids out, do your shopping and gardening so you can focus on recovery.

Family Support


Dealing with a chronic illness can be difficult in so many ways and sometimes you may feel isolated. During our visits, we provide some much-needed conversation and emotional support. 

See how we have helped others

Grant a Wish

Granting Wishes for Children


It can be incredibly tough for children of parents/carers with chronic illness.  That is why we aim to grant them a special wish so we can create lasting childhood memories and put a  smile back on their faces.

Office Cleaning

Extreme Cleaning

We professionally clean what others won’t clean. We now offer a complete extreme cleaning service together with a hoard disposal and de-cluttering service.  For a competitive quote, our dedicated staff can help you regain your home or workspace back

Social support

Social Support Network

It often helps to speak to parents and families who are going through the same issues as you are. Our community forum connects you with others in a similar situation so you know you are not alone.

Children Workshops

Workshops & Events

We run events and workshops geared towards teaching children important life skills, confidence building exercises and social skills. We also organise fun sports, arts, entertainment and independent skill sessions.

Help Grant A Smile Today

You can help a child create lasting childhood memories by donating towards a child’s wish. Give them something positive to look forward to today!


I would love to go to Disneyland

Thank You!!

Olly Murs granted Teddie’s Wish


I would love to have a family holiday!

How families qualify for support

Our compassionate volunteers meet with every family for an initial introduction, assessment and consent process. We agree on the services that would help you the most, as well as the days and times most convenient for you. To qualify for our support you must live with your children and show medical evidence of your chronic illness. Although we may sometimes accept an application from families whose children no longer live with them. Each case is different and assessed differently.


Contact us today to see if you qualify for free support

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