We know that roughly 1 in 10 people are unpaid carers supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Carers say access to information, financial support and respite care are essential to help them maintain their own health and quality of life, but this basic support is not always available. The Trustees recognise the enormity of the task voluntary organisations have in reaching out to carers. We therefore offer dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. Unfortunately we can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.
Carer grants awarded