|Applications accepted from social enterprises?||Yes|
|Maximum||£2,000 - £20,000|
|Opening||25 June 2018|
|Deadlines||10 August 2018
Outcomes expected mid October
This grant programme has been created by Suffolk County Council and aims to support those providing unpaid support to family members and friends who are ill, frail, or have physical or mental health or addiction issues.
Caring for our relatives and friends when they are in need is a challenge that the vast majority of us will need to rise to at some point in our lives. Carers are as diverse as society itself. They may be any age and come from any cultural background. Many carers are invisible to the health and care system. When a family member or friend becomes sick or experiences ill-health, it has the potential to change lives forever and can have a profound and lasting effect on the health and wellbeing of family members who look after them. The support offered by carers is critical to these people and is one of the most valuable assets within our communities but can be incredibly difficult for those in the role. This funding programme recognises that challenge and seeks to support those who provide this unpaid care.
The objective of the fund is to enable our adult unpaid carers to sustain their caring role and support their feelings of wellbeing, choice and control by meeting one or more of the following themes:
Between £2,000 and £20,000 for activities within communities that enable our adult unpaid carers to sustain their caring role by supporting their feelings of wellbeing, choice and control.
The funder is particularly interested in projects that meet one of the following themes and all applications must show how they address at least one of the themes:
Further information to strengthen your bid:
For further information on carers in Suffolk: https://www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/uploads/16-Dec-2014-Family-Carers-Needs-Assessment-final.pdf