Community Referral Partners

Our new approach for Community Referral Partners

At Make-A-Wish UK we want to ensure that our wish children get the best wish experience possible, and we're always looking at ways we can improve and enhance our ability to grant more wishes whilst also giving them the best experience we can offer.

To support our vision of reaching every eligible child, we've transitioned to a new pathway for accepting wishes, and are now working with Community Referral Partners. We continue to accept referrals for children with a prognosis of 12 months and under, which can be made by a member of the child’s health, social care, or education team. To submit a referral please select ‘Refer a Child’ below.

Refer a child

Why Community Referral Partners?

We're building communities around our wish children by forming strong relationships with hospitals, hospices, and charitable organisations. Our Community Referral Partners will be equipped with the tools and support needed to refer, capture, and assist in the generation of funding, and the delivery of wishes including volunteering opportunities. By working closely with Community Referral Partners, we aim to better serve the needs of eligible children.

Exclusive Wish Opportunities

Our Community Referral Partners will have access to some amazing exclusive wish experiences, including A Disney Wish UK. These are group wishes and take place here in the UK.

Who can become a Community Referral Partner?

We're keen to speak with organisations including hospitals, hospices and charitable organisation who are interested in future opportunities to become Community Referral Partners. We want to partner with organisations who can support us in our collaborative working approach to reach more eligible children, whilst building our community of volunteers, exploring funding and engagement opportunities.

What are the benefits of becoming a Community Referral Partner?

Benefits include:

  • Access to exciting Make-A-Wish UK exclusive wish opportunities
  • Support from a Make-A-Wish UK dedicated point of contact
  • Enables your organisation to become an key part of developing and moulding the wish journey for children in your care
  • Activate new opportunities for your staff to become involved in volunteering projects and become an integral part of children’s wish journeys
  • Positive partnership and brand recognition
  • Supporting and nurturing relationship
  • Opportunities to celebrate milestone achievements

Interested in becoming a Community Referral Partner?

Thank you for your interest in working closely with us. Please complete the contact form and someone in the team will get in touch with more information and to discuss opportunities to work together.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the referral process, please contact our Referrals team on 0118 304 3368 or via email to [email protected].

Proudly working with our Community Referral Partners


Useful resources

Wish eligibility

Find out more about the criteria a child must meet in order to be eligible to receive a wish.

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The wish journey

Find out what is involved in the journey from a child's initial referral to them receiving their wish.

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How wishes help

As well as being respite from their illness, a wish has a long-lasting, positive impact on a child.

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