A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue or age-related condition.
The Supporting Carers Locally Grants Program is now open. Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 for 12 months. Applications are invited from informal groups of local carers, or organisations such as Neighbourhood Houses or local councils/shires to assist with activities that improve carers’ physical and mental health, and strengthen connections with family, friends and other local carers. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 19 August.