A support scheme has been launched to give money to groups who help Middlesbrough’s carers and make life better for residents.
Middlesbrough Council’s Carers Community Fund programme has launched a new grant to coincide with Carers Week this week.
There are two sections to the grant scheme – one small and one large – offering funding from as little as £20 up to as much as £20,000 to community based groups who want to support carers.
A carer is defined as anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Outcomes for your project should help with one or more of the following:
- Reduce carers’ social isolation and develop social networks
- Help carers, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing
- Reach, connect and support disadvantaged carers
- Build on available community assets and resources to support carers
- Raise awareness of carers and caring
For more information and for qualification criteria on the Carers Community Fund visit the community grants page.