Small grants available for carers services
East Sussex County Council with their strategic partner, Care for the Carers, is offering grants of up to £15,000 (fifteen thousand pounds) per annum to organisations, groups or individuals who can deliver services to support carers across the social care and health system. The grant funding is targeted at services which aim to help carers to maintain their health and wellbeing as well as supporting them to manage their caring role alongside other responsibilities.
This funding is initially for 12 months to deliver services to carers during 2021/22 with the intention to commit to year-on-year funding of projects up to 31st March 2025, subject to ongoing available funding.
The services will support adult carers of adults with care and support needs living in East Sussex, including parent carers of young disabled people in transition 16+ as well as young carers 16+ transitioning from Children Services to Adult Social Care.
We are particularly interested to hear from organisations that represent BAME communities in East Sussex and/or organisations who could support carers caring for a person with a mental health condition. We are interested in proposals that will reach out to carers from these communities, supporting them to register with the Carers Centre and connecting them with the wider carer community and support offer.
If you need any further information please contact Jo Egan, Director of Services, Care for the Carers, on email@example.com.
If you would like to apply for a Carers Services Small Grant, you can download the guidance notes, application form and financial template below. The closing date for grant applications is 5pm, Friday 27th November 2021.