What we're doing

The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust recognises that some families caring for children with metabolic conditions may experience particular challenges during the unprecedented COVID-19 Crisis. We've therefore temporarily amended our Small Grant Scheme and introduced a Temporary COVID-19 Grant. Please download the statement from the Trust for more information (statement below). 


To summarise:

  • Families can apply for 1 Temporary COVID-19 Grant per month - in order to provide support to as many families as possible, we are unfortunately not able to award monthly COVID-19 Grants to every child in a family with a metabolic condition. Instead, we will award 1 COVID-19 Grant to a family a month (families must apply every month).
  • We will continue to award Food Prep, Essentials and Emergency Grants to eligible families, in line with our usual Grant Scheme. Families can apply for 2 Essentials Grants or 2 Food Prep Grants, or 1 of each, every 12 months, and an Emergency Grant whenever a need arises.
  • Temporary COVID-19, Food Prep, Essentials and Emergency can be emailed to us by the medical professional counter-signing the form. The email must come from their NHS email account and should be sent to This change is implemented in order to speed up sending applications to us, which may help during this challenging time.
  • During this temporary change, Experience Grants will be suspended and not awarded. This will enable us to use that resource to fund the new COVID-19 Grant. 

These changes will be reviewed every month and this website will be updated with more information.

How to apply

Please note that our application forms and guidance documents have changed, in line with General Data Protection Regulation, effective from 25th May 2018. The application forms reflect the need for more detailed consent to be given for the processing of data. Families should also refer to the Trust's Privacy and Data Retention Policy when making an application.  

Trust statement on covid-19

 The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust does not offer medical advice. We do not have a medical background, so if you have any queries about metabolic disorders, please speak to your doctor