The Small Grant service is available within Gwent only (Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen).
Please read the guidance before beginning an application. The guidance contains useful and important information regarding completing and submitting an application. We are unable to process incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the criteria, therefore, familiarising yourself with the guidance will help to prevent your application being declined.
The four grant funds are:
- Carers Essentials – maximum award £300
- Carers Time Out – maximum award £500
- Carers Access – maximum award £500
- Carers Skills – maximum award £500
Carers can apply for grants of up to £300 towards the cost of ONE piece of household equipment which will benefit them in their caring role.
Carers Time out
The ‘Time Out’ grant is designed to give carers a break from their caring role.
There are two options for time out – ‘Time out at home’ and ‘Time out away’.
The maximum that can be applied under the ‘Time Out’ category is £500. In the case of subscriptions/memberships this will be capped at the cost of a one-year subscription.
Carers can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of driving lessons or other forms of transport that would benefit them in their caring role. Carers Access aims to remove some of the transport-related barriers to living a full and independent life that may have been placed on a person by their caring role.
Carers can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to learn new skills that will assist them in their caring role, help them to return to work or enable them to have a new interest outside their caring role.