Carers Community Fund

Funding for new projects that deliver local provision to carers within Essex communities.

Overview

The Carers Community Fund (CCF) is a one off £1.75 million grant programme that will support carers in Essex. 

There are 124,000 unpaid carers in Essex, but we estimate this number is far greater.  A carer can be a child, young person or adult. They might be looking after a family member, partner or friend who would not be able to cope without their support.

Research has indicated the need for local community-based offers of provision for carers. These provisions should help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing outside of their caring role. This fund will therefore be coordinated and allocated in local areas, via five local Essex panels:

  • North East
  • Mid
  • West
  • South East
  • South West

Applicants will be able to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £30,000 for their local project.

Applications open on Tuesday 28 November 2023 and close on Tuesday 30 January 2024. 

The CCF is part of a wider Essex Carers offer that is currently being implemented in Essex.

For any enquiries about the fund, email essex.carers@essex.gov.uk.