We have some funding for young carers to apply for a small grant to help you to improve your health and wellbeing.

The money is provided by Gateshead Council and Newcastle/Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group and it is a discretionary fund. This means that the money is limited so not all applications will be successful.

The maximum grant is £200 and should be used for something that clearly gives you a ‘break’,supports you in your caring role or improves your health and wellbeing.

Priority will be given to young carers who have not had any grants from us previously.

We can only accept one application per household unless there is a special reason i.e. there is more than one ‘cared for’ person in the household.

Payment for items/services can only be made on-line or by bank transfer.

A decision is made based on what is included in your application form. Please note we can not process the application form until all completed service registration and consent forms have been returned to us.
Examples of the things you can apply for;
Short Breaks/Leisure Activities

National Holiday Vouchers
Theme Park Tickets
Hotel accommodation (UK breaks only)
Theatre/Cinema Tickets or Vouchers (Intu Metrocentre vouchers can be used at Odeon Cinema and most food outlets)
Concert Tickets
Items for an activity/hobby, for example, bicycle, tent, cooking equipment, craft supplies

Skills and Learning

Music/Dance Lessons
Training Course Fees
College Books/Equipment


Mobile Phones
Games Consoles


Gym Membership
Fitness Equipment
Hair & Beauty/Pamper Sessions
Bedroom makeover (decorating, soft furnishings)
Therapies/Relaxation Sessions

The grant cannot be used for the following

To pay for another persons’ break
Day to day travel expenses
Household expenses/bills
Daily living costs (food shopping, clothes)
Flights/holidays/breaks outside of the UK
Cosmetic procedures (tattoos, piercings, hair extensions)
To pay for anything you have already done, bought or paid for

Young Carer Details

Details of the person you care for

Details of what you are requesting

Give as much detail as possible. If it’s an item to be purchased, give the name of the shop/seller and the product code if possible. If applying for membership/lessons give details of the club/group and a contact name and payment requirements. If it’s a break/holiday give location and dates of travel.

To support your application, please explain