The next round of grants will open at 9:00 am on 01/03/2021

Carers Trust South East Wales is running a winter emergency grants scheme for unpaid carers affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Carers can now apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate winter pressures and emergency needs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Carers Support Fund has been provided by Welsh Government via Carers Trust Wales to be administered by Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW).

Please note:

The Carers Support Fund is specifically for unpaid carers. Awards will be made based on the applicants level of need. It is likely a proportion of applications will be unsuccessful. The Carers Emergency Grants scheme will run over four rounds, from 9:00am Friday 27 November 2020 until 5:00pm 19 March 2021. Opening and closing the grants will enable us to process every application. Each round of grants will be capped at 300 applications. The next round of grants will open at 9:00 am on 01/03/2021. Some items may be unavailable at present due to issues with stock levels in some shops. We cannot be held responsible for delays due to stock shortages. Vouchers cannot be returned for exchange.              

A carer is 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.

Examples of eligible items and activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchase of household items like a washing machine, bed or fridge
  • Assistance with the purchase of food
  • Purchase of technology such as a laptop, mobile phones, tablets or data
  • Entertainment subscriptions like Audible, Amazon Prime or Netflix

What does the Carers Support Fund NOT cover?

  • The provision of cash (or pre-paid card equivalents) to carers
  • Costs associated with credit card bills or debt repayments

Application forms and guidance can be found below. Please ensure you read the full guidance notes when completing an application. Terms and conditions apply.

Guidance Notes