The Carers Community Fund is available to community-based groups who want to support informal carers in their locality.
Middlesbrough Council has created a specific Cares Community Fund as part of their Small Grants Programme in recognition of the significant impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on local carers. Groups can apply for up to £5000.
‘A Carer is anyone, including children and adults, who look's after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.’
This small grants scheme is available to community-based groups who want to support informal carers in their area.
Outcomes for your project should help with one or more of the following:
- Reduce carers’ social isolation and develop social networks
- Help carers, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing
- Reach, connect, and support disadvantaged carers.
- Build on available community assets and resources to support carers
Successful projects will have high involvement and ownership by the carers within the community, and be driven by them. Read the Carers Community Fund guidance before applying.
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