National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging carers in Australia, runs from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017.

There are over 2.8 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week.

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Apply for a grant to celebrate National Carers Week

Do you facilitate a carer support group or work with people who care for family members or friends?

You can apply for a grant of $250 to plan an event or activity for carers during National Carers Week, which runs from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017. 

Grants can be used to plan activities such as morning teas, carer outings, information sessions or pamper days... anything that interests your carers.

Applications are now open and will remain open until 5.00pm on Friday 16 June 2017. You can apply for a grant online, download a PDF application form or request a printed application form by contacting the Communications team on

Before you apply for a grant, we recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions and have a clear idea of the event that you would like to plan.





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Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.