Carers Emergency Grants
As you may be aware on Tuesday 20 October 2020 Welsh Government announced a £1m package to support unpaid carers in Wales. Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW) has been allocated £226,000 of this to be distributed directly to unpaid carers via an emergency grants scheme.
On Friday 27 November 2020, Carers Trust South East Wales launched the new Carers Emergency Grants scheme for unpaid carers. Carers can apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate, winter pressures and emergency needs caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Please note, this fund has been established to provide support for unpaid carers supporting someone living in one of the following Local Authority areas: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bridgend, Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, RCT or Merthyr.
Funds are limited and Carers Trust South East Wales reserve the right to award, partially award or decline applications. Carers Trust South East Wales’ decision is final.
The grants will be administered in four rounds:
Start date: 9:00 am 27/11/2020
End date: 5:00 pm 14/12/2020
Grant outcome to carers: 17/12/2020
Expected date funds will reach carers: 21/12/2020
Start date: 9:00 am 01/01/2021
End date: 5:00 pm 18/01/2021
Grant outcome to carers: 21/01/2021
Expected date funds will reach carers: 25/01/2021
Start date: 9:00 am 01/02/2021
End date: 5:00 pm 19/02/2021
Grant outcome to carers: 24/02/2021
Expected date funds will reach carers: 26/02/2021
Start date: 9:00 am 01/03/2021
End date: 5:00 pm 19/03/2021
Grant outcome to carers: 24/03/2021
Expected date funds will reach carers: 26/03/2021
Examples of eligible items and activities include, but are not limited to:
• Purchase of household items e.g. washing machine, bed or fridge etc.
• Assistance with the purchase of food
• Purchase of technology e.g. laptop, mobile phones, tablets or data
• Entertainment subscriptions e.g. Audible, Amazon Prime, gaming, Netflix etc.
All goods and services must be able to be purchased via a voucher or store credit scheme. Carers Trust South East Wales and Welsh Government reserve the right to request receipts for the item that has been purchased.
The preferred method for applications is via the online application form on our website:
If carers/professionals need a hard copy of the application form, please email [email protected]
Please note: The scheme is specifically for unpaid carers. Awards will be made based on the applicants level of need.
Please circulate this to relevant partners.
If you have any questions please let me know
Robert Purnell | Carers Wellbeing Manager
Carers Trust South East Wales
Tel | Ffôn: 02921 921024
Carers Gateway | Westhouse Cottage | Stanwell Road | Penarth | CF64 2YG