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Grants and Funding Opportunities

Sometimes there are Charities and Trusts that will make regular or one-off grants available to people in need, due to connections that they have with particular jobs, places or people. Connections with the Armed Forces or where you are caring for someone with a particular named disability or health condition can be another way of identifying sources of financial help.

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Disability Grants (added 10.4.12)
This website is for parents and carers of disabled children or adults. It contains information on different charities and Trusts that provide funding to pay for costs not covered by Government or Local Authorities. This includes disability equipment, holidays and housing. The grants are listed by theme and by age range. View the website at www.disability-grants.org

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Skills and Learning Fund (added 17.6.11)
The Princess Royal Trust has launched this grant funding programme which aims to assist carers to learn and gain new skills, increase confidence, improve well-being and quality of life. For more details of the fund contact Beryl Hoad at the Carers Support Service: Regis, Chichester & Rural, Tel: 01243 537011

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Short Breaks Grant - fund from West Sussex Carers Support Services Partnership Short Breaks Grant and the Mental Health Carers Short Breaks Grant, for adult carers in all care groups, although priority will be given to applications from carers under-represented in other break schemes, who have difficulty in accessing other respite services. Priority is given to carers who do not receive regular breaks and have not had a holiday in the past 12 months. For more information phone the Worthing & District Carers Support Service on 01903 536378.

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MS Society grants available for carers - one-off grants of 300 for young carers and 400 for adult carers are available in 2009. The society is looking at changing their grant fund for adult carers to meet carers needs in a more effective way. They want to recognise the hard work and dedication of carers of people with MS by offering grants towards things that are wanted and needed. They cannot help towards the cost of living, debts or bills and cannot guarantee that they will be able to implement all of the suggestions made, but will take all comments into consideration. If carers have any thoughts or feedback, please contact the Grants Team at MS National Centre on 020 8438 0700 or email grants@mssociety.org.uk or visit www.mssociety.org.uk

Funding for caring - website offering a reference point on planning to finance the care of elderly or disabled relatives. If you care for an elderly relative, are unable to look after yourself, or you support a disabled relative, this website explains the financial options, with features and articles written by professional journalists and experts who have a particular interest in this area. Visit www.fundingcaring.co.uk
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As part of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, each of the Carers Support Services in West Sussex can apply to the Trust for grants on behalf of carers living in their operational area. You can find out more by contacting your local service: West Sussex Carers Support Services
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