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We have put together a list of funders that carers can contact regarding financial support for themselves and the people they care for. We have also included some search tools you can use to find other charities and benevolent funds. The list is by no means exhaustive but it may be a useful starting point for you in your search for funding.

Carers Trust Grant Fund for individual adult carers, aged 16+.

Carers can apply for grants of up to £300 for items or activities that will benefit

them in their caring role e.g.

  • Breaks for carers, with or without the person they care for
  • Items for the home including cookers, fridges, beds, washing machines etc.
  • Courses and materials to develop carers skills and personal development
  • Home repairs
  • Short term or time limited replacement care
  • Driving lessons and other travel costs relating to caring roles

Carers can apply for funding by contacting us.


To find out more please click on the 'Contact Us' button below.

Carers Trust have put together a list of funders that carers can contact regarding financial support for themselves and the people they care for. They have also included some search tools you can use to find other charities and benevolent funds.

To download this list please click on the 'More Funders' button below​.

Listed below are various organisations who have grant funding that may be suitable for carers. 

You will need to click on the 'Learn More' buttons to find out more about each grant.

Carers UK offer information as to what grants are available to carers and useful links to various organisations that offer funding for different requirements, for example white goods, short breaks etc

Turn2us has many opportunities to grants with their search tool by using individual information of the person wanting to apply for funding. For example Post code, gender, age, condition (if appropriate)

Disability Grants website has details of a variety of charities and trusts which give out grants to disabled people and their families and carers. 

Macmillan Cancer Support considers grant applications from people with cancer for items such as washing machines and other essential household equipment, fares to and from hospital for treatment, and heating bills.

The Family Fund helps families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. They will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person and their family. In particular essential items such as washing machines, family breaks or equipment for college or school. 

Family Action Grants knows that by giving a small grant when it’s needed the most, they can remove immediate financial barriers. 

This helps families to work through the bigger issues they’re facing such as fleeing abuse or keeping their children in school.

Independence at Home helps people with physical disabilities and mental health conditions and their families and carers with essential equipment, breaks, home repairs and more. 

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has two grants funds; a Carers Grant Fund which can help with requests from carers of people with MS associated with leisure, recreational activities and personal development and a Health and Wellbeing Fund for people with MS which provides grants towards a range of items and services including essential equipment, breaks and household items.  

Motability provides vehicles, including maintenance and insurance costs, through their Motability Scheme to people in receipt of the higher/ enhanced-rate mobility component of DLA/PIP.

Motability can also provide charitable grants towards the cost of driving lessons, car adaptations, and advance payments on vehicles through the Motability Scheme. 

Friends of the Elderly for people of state retirement age and living on a low income in England or Wales are eligible for grants towards the cost of the Home Essentials, Digital Connection and/or 

Financial support.

Applications need to be made through a referring agent. This can be someone working in local health or social care teams, the Citizens Advice Bureau, or other charities and community groups (including carers’ services).

Motor Neurone Disease Association helps towards the cost of essential items, equipment, respite breaks and a range of other items and services (including transport costs for carers) for people with Motor Neurone Disease and their families and carers. 

Family Holiday Association helps families with a child between 3 and 18 who are on a low income and have not had a holiday for four years to have a break.  

Ogilvie Charities funds breaks for carers through the Margaret Champney Rest and Holiday Fund and essential household equipment through the Straitened Circumstances Fund 

The Lawrence Atwell Charity aims to assist young people who come from a low-income background to become qualified or equipped to work in their chosen career. It provides grants (up to £1500) or loans for young people aged between 16 and 26 towards the cost of vocational training or equipment that is essential for work. Applicants may receive a one-off award or a series of payments across the duration of a course of study.  

If any of the links do not work please let us know by using the 'Contact Us' button below 

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