We know that caring for someone is a big commitment, it can often mean a young person put their own needs last and their wellbeing takes a hit.
The NHS and Hull City Council in partnership with KIDS Charity provide grants for individual young people who provide care, assistance or support to another family member who may have a long-term illness, disability, mental health difficulties or problems with drug or alcohol misuse.
The Young Carers Wellbeing grant supports young carers aged between 5 and 17 who live in Hull. The Grant widens opportunities for young carers to explore their own interests and hobbies and improve their overall wellbeing.
Young Carers Grants
A Young Carer can apply for a grant up to £300 to support an existing interest, a new hobby or buy a piece of equipment.
Examples of what the Grant can support include -
Arts and Crafts
Music Equipment and/or Lessons
Annual Theatre Pass
Annual Cinema Pass
Photography Equipment / Lessons
The Young Carers Wellbeing grant supports young carers aged between 5 and 17 who live in Hull (this is where your council tax is paid to).
The service is free
A young carer and their supporting professional can access further information about the Young Carers Wellbeing Grant from the supporting guidance notes available alongside the grant application form on the Hull Local Offer website