Many carers are experiencing increased financial insecurity and hardship during this time. For further information, and help to source and apply for grant funding either online or by phone, please contact Adrienne Cunningham on or text 0796 884814.

We have highlighted some of the main grants available to carers at this time, however, this is not an exhaustive list. Further information can be found on the Turn2Us website at

Community Care Grants help people on a low income.

You don’t have to be in receipt of benefits but must be on an equivalent income. If you have savings of over £700, you are unlikely to qualify.

Help with the costs of essential items such as cookers, beds, and washing machines for people leaving the care system or hospital, or those who may otherwise be at risk of entering care without this help. CCGs can also help families who can demonstrate that they are living with exceptional pressure e.g. caring for a child or adult with a disability or long term health condition.

Visit website for information and online application form. You may also download the form and return to the address on the page or call 0141 276 1177. Normally, Crisis Grants are processed within 24 hours and Community Care Grants in 15 days, however, due to an increase in demand, this is taking longer.

Helps families who care for a disabled or seriously ill child under age 17. In order to qualify, you need to be in receipt of certain benefits including Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Credits or demonstrate a low income.

Help with a broad range of items to improve your child’s life from washing machines, beds, sensory play equipment, tablets, clothing and family breaks, and more.

Contact us at the Carers Hub or visit the FF website at to complete an application form.

Carers who are suffering financial hardship as a result of their caring role. Funds are limited and decisions are made on merit. Priority is given to those carers who can demonstrate particularly heavy caring roles or are under emotional and physical strain.

Grants of up to £300 are available for household items, breaks away, driving lessons and help with education.

A Carers Trust Network Partner, such as the Carers Hub must apply on your behalf. We will advise and complete the application for you.

Buttle Trust’s Chances for Children grants help children and young people in crisis.

Essential household items such as a bed, or a grant of up to £2000 to help with a child’s education and wellbeing.

Applications must be made through a referrer agency, such as the Carers Hub.

Emergency Essentials Programme is a collaboration between BBC Children in Need & Family Fund. It provides help for children and young people up to age 18 who are vulnerable or experiencing crisis.

Items that meet a child’s basic needs such as a bed, a cooker or clothing, essential furniture, or baby equipment.

Applications must be made through a partner organisation, such as the Carers Hub.

Those living with the impact of respiratory or cardiac conditions and stroke.

Grants are means-tested and range from around £300 – £2000, depending on what it is needed for. A broad range of items are covered including household items, driving lessons, travel costs, equipment and holidays.

Applications must be made through a referrer agency, such as the Carers Hub.