£5 million fund launched for supporting unpaid carers
A new Carers Innovation Fund has been launched to help finance innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers. The purpose of the government fund is to identify and promote creative and innovative models that look beyond statutory services to ensure that carers are:
- better recognised and connected
- better able to juggle working and caring
- better able to look after their own health and wellbeing
Charities can bid for funding of up to £500,000 to support projects such as technology platforms that help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities and support groups such as carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds.
Funding will be available during the 2019-20 financial year