As the Carers Centre for East Sussex, Care for the Carers is able to access and administer a selection of grants specific to different carers' needs, urgency of support required, and eligibility criteria. Please contact us on our Carers Hub to find out how we may be able to help.

Here are some of the grants available to carers in East Sussex:

Small Grants for Carers Groups

Formerly referred to as Carers Voices Group Budget, Small Grants for Carers is a budget held by Care for the Carers on behalf of East Sussex County Council.

Grants can be applied for once a year to a maximum of £500 and the budget is allocated with the aim of enabling a group or organisation to start, improve or develop services that directly benefit unpaid carers of adults.

Before applying for a Small Grant for Carers Groups there are some things you need to know. Please ensure you fully understand the following guidance before submitting your application. Please download the application form here and once completed email Care for the Carers at [email protected], or to speak to someone, please call 01323 738309. 

Grants for respite 

The Healthcare Appointment Respite Grant (HARG) is available to pay for respite services for carers who have no care provision in place or pay for care themselves.

Funding can be applied for to meet the costs of respite for healthcare appointments such as counselling, physiotherapy or GP appointments, training or courses that help in their caring role such as dementia training or moving and handling, and pre-employment activities such as job interviews. Download the HARG guidance [Word doc].

Carers should contact Care for the Carers for information or to request the funding.