Funding help for young carers

Young carer’s personal budget

You can apply for funding if you are under 18 and the person you care for is an adult.

This is a one-off sum of money towards the cost of something specific that will support you.
This could be:

  • educational resources
  • leisure/respite activities
  • something to keep you healthy and active

Get in touch with East Sussex Young Carers for more information and a needs assessment.

Whole Family Budget

Limited funding is available for one-off items or short-term services from the Whole Family Budget to help:

  • adults who have care and support needs including mental health and/or drug and/or alcohol use where there is an impact on their parenting responsibilities

  • adults and their wider family network who have a caring role for a disabled child/children that impacts on their parenting responsibilities towards that child and / or other children

Contact the Whole Family Budget team to see if you qualify for support and how to apply.