Essex County Council have launched a new 1.75 million grant fund for unpaid carers in Essex.
There are an estimated 124,000 unpaid carers in Essex, but it’s estimated that this number is far greater.
Unpaid carers play a vital role in helping family and friends live independently.
Unpaid carers usually see it as their role to support relatives, friends and neighbours so they might not know there is help available.
The Carers Community Fund, funded by the Councils’ Better Care Fund Allocation, aims to build localised community-based support for these carers.
Eligible groups and organisations will be able to apply for a grant between £1,000 and £30,000.
Applications opened on 28 November and close 30 January 2024.
Applications should demonstrate innovation and an inclusive approach to supporting carers in their communities.
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