Young Carers Activity Fund

Event: Young Carers Activity Fund

Do you know any young carers who are isolated and in need of a break?

If so, the Young Carers Activity Fund could help.

Sheffield Young Carers administers the Young Carers Activity Fund on behalf of Sheffield City Council to give young carers aged under 18 a break from their caring role. In order to reach more young carers during the Covid-19 crisis, organisations (schools, youth clubs, MAST/social care teams etc) can now apply for £20 e-vouchers for young carers in your setting. You can apply for as many vouchers as you need at once. They will send the vouchers to you then you can forward them directly to young people. They do not need details of the individual young carers, just the number of vouchers you need and some brief demographic data.

They can use the vouchers to buy whatever they like to help relieve some of the boredom and stress of caring and give them some fun at home. This might be boardgames, arts and crafts activities, sports equipment, books, outdoor equipment if they have a garden, or anything else they’d like 😊

Please note:

  • These vouchers are for young carers who are not currently accessing Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) or are not on the SYC waiting list as those young people are receiving vouchers from us.
  • We are also still offering our usual individual and group applications for £300 grants. The next closing date for these applications is Friday 4th February 2022. You can submit applications at any time. We will email you to say we have received your application and then hold it until the next panel (approx one week after each closing date).

There are no closing dates for the vouchers – you can apply at any time and we will reply within two weeks. We will keep offering this fund until the amount allocated for vouchers is gone.

You can find more information and apply here.

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