Detectives on the Madeleine McCann case have requested more money in their £12million search for the youngster, who went missing in 2007.
According to the Daily Star, Met Police officers put a bid in for more cash from to Home Office, in the hope it will help them finally find Maddie.
Madeleine McCann is one of the world's most high profile missing people. She vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, when she was just two years old.
In total, the UK has spent about £12m on the investigation, called Operation Grange, which was awarded £300,000 last June.
Maddie's parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, have never given up on the search and have praised the “iron will determination” of detectives on the case.
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell told The Sun Online: “It is good news that the Met Police are seeking a new budget to continue the search for Madeleine .
"Kate and Gerry are greatly encouraged that officers still believe there is active work left to be done and do hope that the Home Office grants their request.
“Whilst an active investigation is ongoing it gives them hope that one day they will find out what happened to Madeleine after all these years.
"The Met has a iron will determination to find the answers Kate and Gerry so desperately want.”
Officials from the Home Office spoke about the request for money and said "Requests for funding will be considered in due course, in line with our standard Special Grant process.”
Maddie's disappearance remains a mystery and police are still pursuing a number of leads in order to track her down.
She vanished on the evening of May, 3, 2007 while she was sleeping alongside her siblings in a holiday apartment at the Ocean Club.
Gerry and Kate were at a nearby tapas restaurant and taking turns, along with pals, to go check on the children.
Kate discovered she had vanished at about 10pm, sparking a large-scale hunt.
Operation Grange has been active since May 2011, when the Met Police took over the investigation, probing thousands of sightings and dozens of suspects.