The Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund has been established to bring lasting benefit for adult carers in Gloucestershire. It will continue Carers Gloucestershire’s work by using the funds remaining following the charity’s closure to provide valuable support for carers in the county.

The Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund is an exciting opportunity to continue to support organisations, projects and carers who might otherwise go unfunded.

Rosemary Lynn is one of the two Carers Gloucestershire Trustees that will be members of the Legacy Fund management panel. She said:

“As members of the fund management panel, it's our role to make sure the ethos of Carers Gloucestershire is sustained and our focus will be on enabling local organisations to provide relevant, appropriate and innovative support for adult carers.”

Following a period of strategic consideration and review, Carers Gloucestershire have identified the following areas of need for carers within Gloucestershire:

  • Supporting periods of transition, in particular following end of life, or end of caring responsibilities or when carers move from being a young carer to an adult carer
  • Improving the emotional well-being of the carer
  • Improving carer confidence in dealing with long term conditions of those they care for
  • Supporting carers to use assistive technologies
  • The introduction of robust systems to provide high quality evidence of the impact of existing carer service

These will form the basis for the funding priorities of the Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund.

How much can you apply for?

The Fund will invite applications of between £5,000 and £50,000 and joint bids from VCSE partnerships are welcomed. The majority of grants will range in size from £5,000 to £10,000.

Deadline for application submissions

The third round of applications is now open with a closing date of 12 noon on 12th March 2021 and grants to be announced in May. Round four, likely to be the final round for the programme has a provisional closing date of 20th of August for decisions in October 2021.

How to Apply

Please ensure your group satisfies all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the Grant Guidelines (download HERE)

To apply, please complete the Application Form by clicking HERE

Funding Forum

We will be holding further Funding Forums in 2021 to enable applicants to find out more about the programme, meet our Advisory Panel and discuss funding requirements prior to submitting an application. The provisional date for our next Let's Talk session is Thursday 22nd of July 2021 when we hope to invite past applicants to talk about the impact of their grant.

Please contact Sarah Sharma, Grants Manager at the Gloucestershire Community Foundation on [email protected] to request an invitation and Zoom link to the Funding Forum.