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21 January, 2021 Open access

Welsh Government increases funding for Carers Support Fund to help more unpaid carers cope with extra costs of Covid-19

Open until 31 March 2021, the scheme’s funding has been increased by £250,000 to £1.25m

The Welsh Government has increased the funding allocated to the Carers Support Fund in order to help more unpaid carers cope with the extra costs of caring during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Launched in October 2020, the fund is being administered by Carers Trust Wales and provides £300 grants to carers for essentials including food and household items.

Announcing the additional funding today, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan said -

‘The pandemic has added more challenges to unpaid carers across the country and I want to thank them for everything they are doing. I’m pleased to announce a further quarter of a million pounds to the fund to help more unpaid carers and their families.

Working with Carers Trust Wales, who play such a pivotal role in delivering advice and support, the Carers Support Fund will be continued to be delivered via them.’

For more information, see Carers Support Fund increased by a quarter of a million pounds from gov.wales