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Carers Trust currently has four 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 you in your 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.
  • Carers: Skills for You: Grants of up to £500 towards the cost of courses and personal development for you (the carer).
  • Carers Access: Grants of up to £350 towards the cost of driving lessons or other forms of transport that would benefit you in your caring role.

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 also grants available from other organisations. See benevolent funds and charities that support carers.

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. 

​Next update due: June 2017​