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  • Fife Carers Community Chest for Unpaid Carers

    Created: 12/10/2023
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance
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    Fife Carers Community Chest aims to fund local projects, which are for the benefit of unpaid carers. In Fife there are over 35,000 unpaid carers and their aim is to fund community projects which will allow unpaid carers to create supportive places, develop their sense of belonging, and improve their wellbeing through this funding.

    Who is an unpaid carer?

    An unpaid carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who can’t manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction, or disability.

    Who can apply?

    The funding is available to any carer led community group/charity etc. based in Fife that wants to offer support to unpaid carers in their community. The primary beneficiaries of the funding must be unpaid carers.

    If you are not an established group, you can access the funding however forming a community group and becoming constituted is essential. Advice, guidance, and support to form a constituted group is available from Fife Voluntary Action You can still apply for the funding whilst in the process becoming constituted however for the funding to be awarded all groups must provide evidence of being constituted.

    The panel will only consider one application per organisation/group.

    The fund is not open to commercial businesses or individuals.

    Funding available

    Funding of £350,000 has been allocated as a one-off and all projects need to ensure they are sustainable after the funding ends. Community groups can apply for funding up to £10,000 for projects.

    Standard grant conditions of Fife Health & Social Care Partnership will apply.

    The funding can only be used for projects that are within Fife that primarily and directly support unpaid carers.

    You can download the Community Chest Application Guidance here. 

    The Application Form can be downloaded here. 

    The closing date for applications is Friday 01 December 2023. 

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