Young Carers Funding
£300,000 from the £350 million communities funding to support people and communities affected by COVID-19, is being given to support young carers across Scotland many of whom are disadvantaged due to having more responsibility and less free time as well as being under greater strain due to the impact of coronavirus. The funding aims to support as many young carers as possible to access opportunities such as e-vouchers, subscription packages and short breaks that can help improve their quality of life during this time.
Young carers can access these new opportunities via the Young Scot website and their local carers centre. A young carer is anyone under the age of 18 (or 18 and still at school) who provides or intends to provide care for someone else.
The Young Scot package is available to all young carers aged 11-18 and can be applied for via the Young Scot website.
The Time to Live small grants are available to young carers of any age through their local delivery partner which is usually a local carers centre. Carers can find out where their nearest delivery partner is via the Shared Care Scotland website.
Eligible young carers can also apply for the Young Carer Grant via the Social Security Scotland website.
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