All applicants must be adult carers (aged 18 and over) living in Lanarkshire who are in a current caring role. If you are a young carer (under 18 or over 18 and still accessing education) please contact our partner organisation, Action for Children on 01698 258801 (North Lanarkshire) or 01698 891385 (South Lanarkshire) who will be able to provide you with further information on available grant funding for young carers.
The carer must provide unpaid care to a family member, partner, relative or friend who needs help to manage a long-term condition, disability, physical or mental ill health or addiction. Please note: this grant fund is not open to foster carers, paid care workers or paid personal assistants. Applications can be considered from kinship carers of children with additional care and support needs.
The fund will target those carers who are less likely to access traditional services, those who are under the most stress and those in most need of a short break from caring at this time. The carer must be able to make the necessary arrangements for the break themselves.