With your help we can reach more of the 68,000 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 much needed 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.


Funds will also help us to reach and help many more carers by:

  • Creating more specialist support groups- for dementia carers, working carers and those affected by cancer
  • Delivering more Carer Awareness training with health professionals and businesses
  • Supporting carers and helping them get to the help that they need
  • Extending our counselling service to young carers 

How Care for the Carers is funded

We receive funding from a variety of 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