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Cash help available for groups which support carers

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:

  1. Reduce carers’ social isolation and develop social networks
  2. Help carers, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing
  3. Reach, connect and support disadvantaged carers
  4. Build on available community assets and resources to support carers
  5. Raise awareness of carers and caring

For more information and for qualification criteria on the Carers Community Fund visit the community grants page.