Carer grants 2018

Award Date: October 2018
Amount Awarded: £70,000


Greenwich Carers Centre engage and support unpaid adult carers across The Royal Borough of Greenwich in south east London. In response to increasing demand it will provide a dedicated ‘business hub’ to schedule, market and promote a range of cost effective inclusion and involvement opportunities to service providers and carers across the borough. Operating commercially the hub will provide income generating opportunities, including:

  • Carer respite breaks
  • Carer monthly dinner and entertainment events
  • Coach trips and excursions
  • Hobby and interest programmes
  • A flagship festival and summer events programme
  • A door to door pick up and activity service for isolated and vulnerable people

The hub will diversify the charity, provide much needed services, respite for carers and generate a sustainable income stream. This will lessen reliance on statutory funding and support the charity in continuing to deliver core carer support services against a backdrop of shrinking statutory funding.

Award Date: October 2018
Amount Awarded: £75,000


Promas CIC provide award winning free courses to help carers manage their caring role. These courses are delivered across Cornwall supporting approximately 192 carers each year, and improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations.

Promas CIC will develop an online training service to support carers unable to attend face to face sessions so that they can benefit from support, advice and information. This will generate income, providing sustainability and top-up funding for face to face courses and business costs until the service is established.

Award Date: October 2018
Amount Awarded: £79,634.00


Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource provide free, confidential and independent information, advice and emotional support to unpaid carers of children/adults who have physical/learning disabilities; long/short term life limiting illness; mental health problems, or need support due to the effects of substance misuse or age.

The grant will provide the opportunity to explore new, sustainable funding pathways and realistic external partnerships/collaborations. It will provide additional hours for the core strategic team to explore/secure future developments, consistent with the organisation’s long-term strategic goals. In addition, increased management time would be used to produce the charity’s first sustainability plan to include strategic and operational development, marketing and funding plans.

Award Date: March 2019
Amount Awarded: £44,300


Kinship Care Midlothian started as a peer group of carers who were either grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or friends. Recognising kinship carers are not being adequately supported, the group became a registered charity in 2015 so it could make a real difference by providing support and changing policy.

To build a firm foundation for the charity, it will move into its own premises with an office and meeting rooms, and engage an office administrator. Kinship Care Midlothian will increase its marketing and networking to support more kinship carers and engage more volunteers, and seek further funding to secure and expand the organisation for the future.