Fund title: Carers Innovation Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding will be available for voluntary groups, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations to develop innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services in England.

Application deadline:

To be advised

Fund description:

The Department for Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to improve support for carers.

The fund has not yet launched but the aim is to fund projects that will help carers to be:

  • more recognised and connected
  • better able to juggle working and caring
  • better able to look after their own health and wellbeing

It is expected that applications will be invited from organisations from a mix of sectors including the voluntary and community sector and the private sector, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Applications for grants up to £500,000 will be accepted.

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