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Carers Opportunities Fund

Carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis are able to apply for financial support for course fees and other costs towards educational and learning opportunities.

This is open to those in work and wishing to retrain as well as full time carers. Former carers who have recently stopped caring may also apply

They provide one-off grants of up to £400 to help pay for non graduate course fees, materials, books, travel costs and any caring costs to enable you to attend the course.

To apply download an application form and a supporting letter to be completed by a suitable professional. These should be returned to the The Grants Team, MS National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND.

www.mssociety.org.uk







Family Action

Family Action provides practical and emotional support to disadvantaged children and socially isolated families to enable children to achieve their potential within the family unit. They also support Young Carers.

The charity makes small grants, particularly to those on low income or benefits:

  • Welfare Grants Programme - provides support towards the cost of clothing, general household needs, communication aids and medical adaptations.
  • Educational Grants Programme - provides small grants towards training that is likely to end in increased employment prospects. (open to 14 years+)

www.family-action.org.uk







Family Fund

The Family Fund gives grants to families who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child aged 17 and under.

It is a registered charity and the UK's largest provider of grants to families, living on the lowest incomes.

Their grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much needed family breaks.

With limited funding it tries to help as many families as it can.  It uses it's own eligibility criteria to ensure that it only helps families in the most need.

It you can say "Yes" to the following, the Family Fund may be able to help you and your family.

  • I am a permanent resident in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales
  • I have a current legal residency in the UK and have lived in the UK for the last 6 months, and I am eligible to work and apply for public funds.
  • I am the parent or carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 and under who lives at home.
  • I am eligible for, and I can send evidence of the one of the following tax credits or benefits; Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit,Pension Credit.
  • The grant I am asking for is related to the needs of my child, children or young person.

www.familyfund.org.uk


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See also:


The Carers Trust


The Triangle Trust (funding for Carers groups/organisations)


Vicars Relief Fund (essentials and household items)









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Holiday Grants for Carers - for respite and holiday funding




















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