Carers have a final chance to apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate 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 open for one final round from 5:00pm on Friday 7 May and will close once we receive 400 applications. 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. We urge carers to apply as soon as possible. We will be informing carers of the outcome of this round no later than Friday 25 May 2021.       

Please note, this fund has been established to provide support for unpaid carers who provide support for 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.

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, Netflix etc.

All goods and services must be able to be purchased via a voucher. Carers Trust South East Wales and Welsh Government reserve the right to request receipts for the item that has been purchased. Please note that we are not able to refund items, goods or services that have already been purchased.

Please note people applying for the first time are likely to be prioritised in this round. This is due to the limited funds available to support unpaid carers. If you have previously applied for this grant, please consider if you are requesting essential support before submitting your application. There are likely to be other carers who have not yet received support.

All applications received will be assessed and awarded on a needs basis.

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

Application form