Child first, patient second.

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We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.

We support and complement the work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (The Sick Kids) as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.

We support the work of the ‘Sick Kids’ hospital

For Sick Kids we recommend using family resorts as an alternative to hospital

More about what we do

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Our impact

“Those essential extras, all funded by SKFF, made Emily’s hospital stay less scary and gave us fun rather than fear!”

Fiona Harvey, Emily’s mum

Challenge yourself

Run, walk, cycle or skydive for SKFF

We provide vital funding to a variety of projects

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Our values

Supportive – of children, young people and their families

Dedicated – to achieving our outcomes

Encouraging – to all those who want to work with us

Friendly – towards everyone we deal with

Imaginative – in our approach to transforming children’s experiences

Fun – because having fun is important, no matter what your age

How we’ve helped


Arts and activities

Our Arts and Activities programmes make all the difference.


Funding equipment

Mum, Lisa, decided to help by raising funds, enabling SKFF to provide vein finders for the hosptial


Supporting families

Lyndsey talks about how the Drop In Centre helped her.


Parents’ accommodation

Paula explains why being away from home can be so tough


Emily’s Story

Fiona Harvey, Emily’s mum, explains how it’s been a long haul for her family.


“We knew something was wrong”

Read about little Eve’s fight and how her family has coped


Get in touch

If you want to find out more about us, apply for a grant or ask how you can help, we’d love to hear from you: