Apply for Starlight Events & Experiences

If you would like to apply to be part of the Starlight Community and be invited to our services in the future, please read the following application criteria and complete the below form.

Who can apply? 

Starlight uses the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for seriously ill children and their families. This includes parents/guardians and siblings (step, half or otherwise!); any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.  

Please note that we only accept applications from the parent/guardian of the referred child, and you must be supported by a named healthcare professional on your application. 

What are the criteria? 

  • A child needs to be a UK resident, aged between 3-17 years (inclusive) 
  • A child needs to be undergoing treatment for an illness resulting in the deterioration of their quality of life and that of their families.
  • We also support families with children living with serious long-term conditions which extend past hospital and whose lives revolve around treatment 

To find out more about which conditions are eligible for our services, please click below.

What can we apply for? 

If eligible, you will be welcomed into the Starlight Community and will be invited to various Starlight events throughout the year; these can range from virtual events to fun days out! 

If you want to find out more about what services we offer to eligible families, please visit our Events and Experiences page. 

When will we hear back? 

We will sometimes need to confirm your application with your named healthcare professional, but we aim to get back to each family, whether eligible or not, within one month from completion of the application.