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.
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)
Items for an activity/hobby, for example, bicycle, tent, cooking equipment, craft supplies
Training Course Fees
Hair & Beauty/Pamper Sessions
Bedroom makeover (decorating, soft furnishings)
To pay for another persons’ break
Day to day travel expenses
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