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Honeypot is a children's charity that supports young carers aged 5 to 12 years.

It offers respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and other vulnerable children. 

Respite breaks currently take place at Honeypot House in the New Forest for weekends of fun activities away from their caring responsibilities.

Outreach support is provided on the Honeypot playbus with fun activities such as art and crafts, interactive games, dancing, reading, messy play and sensory toys.

Another centre is due to open in Powys, Wales in the summer offering respite breaks and outreach services to young carers and vulnerable children from all over Wales, the North West of England and the Midlands.

Children must be referred by a child care professional such as a headteacher, doctor or social worker.


Young Carers Fund

The Multiple Sclerosis Society provide funding for young carers who support a relative or loved one with Multiple Sclerosis to enable them to fulfil a personal goal or wish.

Grants up to £300 are awarded on a one-off basis. They have previously funded music lessons, school trips and driving lessons.

To apply, download an application form. This can either be submitted by a local MS local branch or a young carers organisation to the National Office.


National Extension College

The National Extension College has limited funding for young carers aged 16 to 25 years.

This is to fund the course fees for GCSE and A'level's through their distance learning courses.

For further information e-mail: priscilla.barlow@nec.ac.uk


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