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

Applications will be open at specific points during the year.  Application opening dates and deadlines are currently on hold due to the challenges of the current Covid-19 pandemic but will be announced in our news section and updated on this page in due course.

How to Apply

Application will be via an online application form linked to this page.  We will also be holding drop in sessions (either in person or via video conference) to enable applicants to discuss their projects prior to submitting an application.

This grant programme has yet to open for applications, but if you are interested in applying, please contact Sarah Sharma, Grants Manager at the Gloucestershire Community Foundation on [email protected] to be notified once the fund opens and dates for drop-in sessions and application deadlines have been confirmed.

Please click HERE for a link to more detailed guidelines for the Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund