With your help we can reach more of the 65,000 people in East Sussex caring for a loved one, often without support.

Donate now to help us make sure that no one is left to care alone. 

  • £5 could give a new carer an essential information pack helping them to get support when they need it most.
  • £15 could give a carer a great day out at a social event or trip, reducing stress and building their wellbeing.  
  • £50 could help build a Carer Friendly East Sussex by training a group of volunteers to campaign and raise awareness as Carers Ambassadors.
  • £100 could create a support network for carers near you by helping to set up a local carers group.

Thank you.

Our Anniversary plans

This year we are celebrating 30 years of supporting unpaid carers, and we want to: 

  • Create more specialist support groups- for dementia carers, working carers and those affected by cancer
  • Deliver more Carer Awareness training
  • Reach and support more carers
  • Extend our counselling service to young carers 

We need your help! 

How Care for the Carers is funded

We receive funding from lots of different places; currently the largest funder is the local authority and NHS. However, we are faced with funding cuts and the donations we receive are incredibly important. There are some projects that are funded solely by voluntary donations, including our activities programme and our Writer in Residence.

We receive some money from local community groups, Trusts and businesses and also some from individuals. Sometimes people will hold an event or take on a challenge to raise funds for us, they might choose to give a one-off donation, donate regularly or they could leave a gift in their Will. These donations enable us to be flexible and responsive to the needs of carers, and to support the growing number of unpaid carers in new ways - we would not be able to meet the needs of carers without these donations.

Find out more about fundraising for Care for the Carers