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 work in partnership to 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
A list of national retailers and organisations that are available through the service can be found below:
iTunes & App Store
London Theatre Direct
National Book Tokens
The Body Shop
The Magazine Gift Card
Theatre and Hotel eGift Card
Virgin Experience Days
We are working to get a wide range of local organisations registered on Virtual Wallet and available through the service. Organisations that have already signed up and available are listed below.
NAPA: Northern Academy of Performing Arts
If there are other local organisations you would like to see registered and available to you, please send the organisations details to email@example.com and the Virtual Wallet support team will send them a registration link.