Grants Small and national grants Our small grants scheme provides vital financial support to unpaid carers of all ages. The scheme gives carers the chance to apply for funding for something that will benefit them in their caring role – such as a new washing machine or a holiday. The small grants scheme is open to carers living in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. Individual carers aged 16+ from all areas of South East Wales can also apply for a Carers Trust national grant. Please use the same email address listed below to apply for a national grant. People can apply for a small grant from one of four specific areas: Carers essentials Carers can apply for up to £300 towards the cost of one piece of household equipment that will benefit them in their caring role. Carers time out Up to £500 is available for people to take a break from their caring role, including replacement care. Carers access Carers can apply for up to £500 to cover the costs of driving lessons or other transport costs that will benefit carers in their caring role. Carers skills People can apply for funding of up to £500 to help them develop new skills that will help them get into work, develop an interest outside of caring, or with training in support of their caring role. Email [email protected] to find out more and for application forms for either a small or national grant. Our small grants scheme supported 210 carers in 2018 Where: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen To apply for our small grants scheme you must have an unpaid care role and live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen.