Carers Trust launch Young Carers Can small grants
Applications from third sector organisations are welcomed to develop activities and services that will improve the well-being and aspiration of young carers, through tackling social exclusion and improving the self-esteem of participants. Organisations can apply for funding to run activities and events to support young carers between the ages of 5 and 18. The programme will also consider applications to support transitional age focused activities for groups of young adult carers up to the age of 24.
Organisations can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 to provide fun, social and structured activities for young carers who live within their local area.
The programme is open to ALL third sector organisations from across the UK. Organisations can apply for funding to pay for costs associated with running activities for young carers.
Carers Trust anticipates awarding around 20 grants in this round and will be aiming to achieve a spread of activities taking place across the UK. A second round of funding will be made available in late 2012.
This programme will not fund:
- retrospective applications – activities which have taken place before 1 September 2012
- core activities that the organisation is already delivering
How to apply
Grants for this programme will be awarded in late August 2012, and activities must take place before the end of December 2012. A further funding round will take place in late 2012 for activities taking place between January and April 2013.
Carers Trust expects all applicants to have relevant mechanisms in place for providing appropriate services to young carers (e.g. appropriate child protection procedures, insurance etc.) and if awarded will be expected to provide evidence of this information within 10 working days of the award confirmation.
The application must be completed online and for more information and to view application guidelines and the application please visit: :
The closing date for completed applications is Friday 3 August 2012.