Welsh Government has today announced a £1m package to support unpaid carers in Wales.

In partnership with Carers Trust, the fund will be available to carers in the form of emergency grants of up to £300 per carer.

The purpose of the new fund is to ensure unpaid carers in Wales can access vital financial support towards their caring role and will run until March 2021. The fund will work in line with the three Welsh Government Ministerial Priorities for Carers:

  • Supporting life alongside caring
  • Identifying and recognising carers
  • Providing information, advice and assistance

Full details on how to apply will be announced in early November. Keep an eye on our website and social media for further details.

Welsh Government announcement: https://gov.wales/ps1-million-fund-carers-mark-launch-public-consultation 

Carers Trust article: https://carers.org/news-and-media/news/post/83-carers-trust-wales-supports-welsh-government-to-deliver-grants-to-help-unpaid-carers-experiencing-hardship-