Grants are available for unpaid carers
With the support of our funders, we have a number of different grants available for unpaid carers. All our current grants are limited to certain areas and certain types of support and each fund is different, so please read the guidance carefully before applying.
Here we will explain what is available and if you think you can apply, there is a link to a form to complete. Please read through carefully or ask someone you trust to help you. We really want to make sure that any carer that is entitled to a grant gets the support they need.
If you do apply, please make sure you complete all the essential parts of the form. If there are bits missing, we won’t be able to allocate a grant.
Welsh Government Carers Support Fund
The Carers Support Fund Wales has been put in place to help unpaid carers today’s financial pressures.
If you are an unpaid carer and money is worrying you, you may be able to get a one-off grant. This is a grant and will not need to be paid back.
The Carers Support Fund is limited and different funds are available to carers in different local authority areas for particular times. We cannot give grants over the limits for each area so there will be times, depending on demand, when we have to close applications.
We plan to have the fund will be open on the following dates, but we might need to close early if limits are reached:
February: opens Monday, 6 February. Click here for guidance and the application form.
March: opens Monday, 6 March and closes Monday, 31 March Click here
If you have already received a Welsh Government Carers Support grant from us since December 2022, please do not to apply again.
The restrictions that we have been given are that this is a one application per household fund, so we are able to support as many unpaid carers as possible at this really difficult time.
We have been receiving multiple household applications and applications that do not meet the criteria, so please do read the guidance before applying, so as to reduce the chance of disappointment.
Our staff are working extremely hard to ensure we are supporting unpaid carers who are finding it difficult to afford essential items, so please be patient and respectful if you are applying and/or are unsuccessful with your application.
Please do look at our other grants to see if they are suitable. A list of other general grants can also be found here Search for charitable and educational grants – Turn2us
Small Grants Scheme for unpaid carers in Gwent – TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO OVER-SUBSCRIBED DEMAND
We apologise that the Small Grant Service is currently closed to new applications due considerable over-demand. We will re-open as soon as possible but please be aware that this may not be until April 2023.
Thanks to the kind support of the Gwent Regional Partnership Board and funding from Welsh Government, unpaid Carers living in the Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen areas can apply for a small grant.
The four carer small grant funds are:
- Carers Essentials – maximum award £300
Carers in Gwent can apply for small grants of up to £300 towards the cost of ONE piece of household equipment which will benefit them in their caring role.
- Carers Time Out – maximum award £500
The ‘Time Out’ small grant is designed to give carers in Gwent a break from their caring role.
There are two options for time out – ‘Time out at home’ and ‘Time out away’
- Carers Access – maximum award £500
Carers Access aims to remove some of the transport-related barriers to living a full and independent life that may have been placed on a person by their caring role. For example the grant could be used towards the cost of driving lessons.
- Carers Skills – maximum award £500
These grants for learning new skills that can help with the caring role, help carers return to work or to have a new interest outside the caring role.
Please read the guidance for the Gwent small grants scheme
Our grants programmes are funded by (not in priority order):