03rd Oct 2023

Am I Eligible for the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme?

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme Extended to 2025


The family mediation voucher scheme has been extended until April 2025 backed by an additional £15 million in funding. The scheme offers a payment of up to £500 towards the costs of family mediation for eligible cases and so far has assisted over 15,000 families in funding family mediation services.

Here we answer some commonly asked questions about the voucher scheme.

Who should I discuss obtaining a voucher with?

At your MIAM (Mediation, Information and Assessment Meeting), your mediator will discuss the family mediation voucher scheme with you. You will have to pay for your MIAM as these are not included within the scheme.

Am I eligible for a mediation voucher?

Your mediator will assess the issues which you would like to discuss to ascertain whether they are suitable for mediation and whether they meet the requirements for the voucher scheme. The types of cases listed below are generally eligible:

  • a dispute/application regarding a child; and/or
  • a dispute/application regarding family financial matters where you are also involved in a dispute/application relating to a child.

*Note that if your issues relate only to a dispute concerning finances, you will not be eligible for a mediation voucher.*

How do I apply for the voucher?

If you are eligible, your mediator will apply for the funding on your behalf and the sum will be paid directly to your mediator’s firm once all the mediation sessions are concluded.

If you have an enquiry about family mediation at FLiP, please contact our Mediation co-ordinator, Wendy Hoare.

At FLiP we have one of the best family mediation teams in the country. Our experienced team of family mediators are consistently ranked top tier by Legal 500 UK, one of the leading legal directories.

To learn more about family mediation at FLiP, visit our dedicated website page below or, you might want to watch our video (here), listen to our family mediation podcast or read our Top Tips for Your First Mediation Meeting to learn more about family mediation and whether it is right for you.