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Small 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 and is administered by CTSEW on behalf of the Gwent Carers Strategic Partnership.

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 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


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.

Carers time out

Time out now will be for ‘time out at home or subscriptions/items/services that can be supplied via voucher, day out vouchers, experience vouchers, equipment for hobbies, 12 months Netflix, merlin annual pass, summerhouse etc.

Small grant application online form
Small grant application form (Word)
Small grants guidance notes (Word)


National grants

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.

Email [email protected] to find out more and for application forms for a national grant.

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.