Carers Grants

Carers Small Grants Scheme

Thanks to the kind support of the Gwent Regional Partnership Board and funding from Welsh Government, unpaid Carers living in the Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen areas can apply for a small grant.

As an unpaid carer you can apply under one of the following four categories:

Carers Essentials – maximum award £300

Carers in Gwent can apply for small grants of up to £300 towards the cost of ONE piece of household equipment which will benefit them in their caring role.

Carers Time Out – maximum award £300

The ‘Time Out’ small grant is designed to give carers in Gwent a break from their caring role.

Carers Access – maximum award £500

Carers Access aims to remove some of the transport-related barriers to living a full and independent life that may have been placed on a person by their caring role. For example the grant could be used towards the cost of driving lessons.

Carers Skills – maximum award £300

These grants for learning new skills that can help with the caring role, help carers return to work or to have a new interest outside the caring role.

There are rules for who can receive a grant and what for, which we have to apply to every request. To avoid disappointment, before applying please read the Carers Small Grants Scheme - Guidance Notes for Applications.

Carer Support Fund South East Wales

Please note, we have now reached our funding allocation for the Carer Support Fund grant and we have had to temporarily close the grant scheme. It will re-open again in April 2024.

Last Modified: 20/02/2024
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: social.services@torfaen.gov.uk

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