In the UK, there are around seven million unpaid carers. That means one in ten people is a carer right now and three in five of us will be an unpaid carer at some point in our lives.

Unpaid carers make up a big part of UK society and often face huge mental, financial and time pressures as a result of their caring role. The good news is that philanthropic support can go a long way to transforming the lives of many unpaid carers.

From charitable trusts and foundations to individual philanthropists, Carers Trust relies on donations and support from businesses and individuals to reach even more of the carers who need our help. We can even help businesses looking to support carers in the workplace.

For more information, please email

Make a major gift

For individuals and giving circles looking to maximise the impact and reach of your major gift, the Carers Trust Philanthropy team are on hand to ensure your interests and aims are met.

Find out more about our individual philanthropy

Trusts and foundations

Trusts and foundations play a vital role in our work supporting unpaid carers. We work with a wide range of grant making organisations to co-create impactful partnerships and deliver key programmes.

Find out more information for trusts and foundations

Company support

For businesses looking to provide support to unpaid carers through Carers Trust, we will be delighted to welcome you as a partner. We work in partnership with a wide range of different companies who help to create tangible change for unpaid carers.

See our wonderful partners here

With millions of unpaid carers across the UK, it is a near certainty that you will have carers working for you. Carers Trust can help you build a better understanding of the needs of your employees and customers with caring responsibilities. We can also help provide signposting to valuable support available to them.

Group of people placing their hands on top of each other

Meet the fundraising team

Our friendly teams are here to support individuals, businesses and trusts who want to help Carers Trust reach more unpaid carers.

Who we are and what we do

Andrew Crompton’s Manchester to Melbourne fundraiser

Bolton businessman Andrew Crompton cycled across the world from Manchester to Melbourne in support of Carers Trust and Bolton Lads and Girls Club