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Grants to celebrate National Carers Week 2022

Carers NSW is pleased to announce the return of National Carers Week Grants in 2022, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

National Carers Week will be held from 16 – 22 October 2022, with grants of up to $300 available for carer support groups and organisations from across New South Wales to celebrate and recognise the contribution of family and friend carers in the local community.

Each year, carer support groups and organisations use the funding provided through National Carers Week Grants to host a range of events and activities for carers.

In 2022, Carers NSW will be encouraging community groups and organisations to ensure their proposed event or activity continues to provide a meaningful experience for those involved.

That may be through purchasing tickets to attend a relevant theatre, movie, music or cultural event. It could be by attending a tour or day trip, or having a facilitator hold a workshop for carers.

Or perhaps it is providing that long overdue connection opportunity through organising a morning tea, luncheon, afternoon tea or dinner at a local restaurant.

Carers NSW is keen to receive grant applications from groups or organisations who directly support specific carer groups, including groups supporting, young carers, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and LGBTQI+ carers.

Application window

The application window for National Carers Week Grants 2022 is now open.

Applications will be accepted until 5.00pm on Monday, 27 June 2022.

How to apply

Applications will be submitted through an online application form, which is available by clicking here.

If you are experiencing issues accessing the online form, an application form can be requested by emailing commsteam@carersnsw.org.au.

If you apply for a grant on behalf of a group or organisation that does not have an ABN you are required to submit a Statement by a Supplier Form and a Donation Application Form. Both forms are available for download below.

Application advice

  • It is a requirement that all 2022 grant applications agree to comply with any COVID-19 health regulations and guidelines in place at the time
  • It is preferable that the events and activities are held during, or as close as possible to, National Carers Week (16 – 22 October 2022)
  • You can apply for a grant on behalf of up to 10 carer support groups or organisations. For your application to be considered, you must complete a separate application for each carer support group or organisation
  • The grant cannot be used to fund regular activities that would occur irrespective of National Carers Week Grant funding
  • Applicants must read the FAQs document prior to submitting their application.

Outcome of grant applications

Grant applicants will be notified by no later than Friday, 5 August 2022 if they have been successful or unsuccessful in securing a National Carers Week Grant.

For successful applicants, grants will be paid by either cheque or EFT in August 2022.

Carers NSW looks forward to seeing the many ways in which grant applicants plan to celebrate and recognise carers across New South Wales in 2022.

We encourage those applying in 2022 to ensure their proposed event or activity provides a meaningful experience for those in attendance and truly recognises the contribution that family and friend carers make in the local community.

For more information on the National Carers Week 2022 Grant Program, phone us on (02) 9280 4744 or email commsteam@carersnsw.org.au.

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