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Carers Trust currently has three grant funds open to individual adult carers, aged 16 or over.
  • Carers Essentials: Grants of up to £300 for essential household items that will benefit the carer in their caring role e.g. washing machines, cookers, beds.
  • Carers Take Time Out: Grants of up to £400 towards the cost of short breaks, respite care and holidays for carers and their families.
  • Carers: Skills for You: Grants of up to £500 towards the cost of courses and personal development for carers.

To apply contact your local carer services so they can advise you.  They will have to complete a supporting statement for you on the application form. 

If there is no carer service near you, or there are a limited number of grants, there are other grants available from other organisations. 

Annual review of Carers Trust grant making 2015/16

You can find out more about how Carers Trust has allocated over £7.5 million to support carers across the UK in our annual review of Carers Trust grant making.  

From an older male carer who now has friends who also understand what it is like to care for a partner, to the young carer who feels able to attend Brownies without worrying about how her mum is doing, to the carers who have been able to identify as a carer without fear, we have made direct, real and measurable impact on thousands of carers' lives across the UK.