We are delighted to announce that the fourth round of our Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund grants programme is now open for applications and we have planned in another Let’s Talk session.  This time it will be both a ‘Let’s Talk’ and a ‘Let’s Listen’ as we hear from some of the projects already supported by the Fund.

Further details of the programme and online event are below:

THE CARERS GLOUCESTERSHIRE LEGACY FUND

Bringing lasting benefit to adult carers in Gloucestershire

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.

Carers Gloucestershire have identified the following areas of need for carers within Gloucestershire and these will form the grant making priorities for the fund:

  • 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

Applications will close at 12 noon on Friday 20th of August for decisions in October. We have approximately £58,000 to be allocated in this final round.

More details and a link to the application form are available on the Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund page of the GCF website.

On Thursday 22nd July from 2pm to 3pm, GCF will be convening organisations supporting adult carers from across the Gloucestershire for our fourth Carers Gloucestershire ‘Let’s Talk’ via Zoom.  The Forum will offer an opportunity to hear more about the programme, meet our advisory panel and discuss the needs of adult carers and the issues they face in our county. 

 In addition, we are really excited that eight of the organisations already supported by the Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund will be giving an insight into their projects for adult carers.

Please sign up HERE via Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link for the meeting