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Young Carers Support Worker

D&G Carers Centre have a vacancy for a part time Young Carers Support Worker. The role will support the Young Carers Project which aims to provide information, advice and support to young carers.


Funding for Projects in Areas of Greatest Need in Rural UK

Maximum Available: £50,000
Closing Date: 21/02/2019 - 16:00
Information Source: Grantfinder

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £50,000, or £25,000 if a shop, pub, or village hall project (inclusive of VAT) for a maximum period of three years. Projects must take place in a rural area and focus on at least one of the following three areas:

The Prince's Countryside Fund has been established to support the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities throughout the UK. The funding it provides aims to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues.

Grants must result in things that directly relate to the Fund's objectives to:

  • Sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy.
  • Improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses.
  • Support aid delivery in emergency and build resilience.

For more information or to apply for this fund, please use the following link:

Comic Relief’s Children Survive and Thrive Fund Accepting Applications

Maximum Available: £150,000
Closing Date: 22/03/2019 - 12:00
Information Source: Grantfinder

Funding for charitable organisations in the UK, Kenya or Malawi to support community action for early childhood development that helps children have the best possible start in life and become happy, healthy and confident individuals. The aim of this programme is to support child-centred approaches and to make progress in addressing the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. These child-centred approaches should be based on recognised good practice.

Comic Relief is interested in work that:

  • Adopts the principles of children’s rights to survive and thrive, leaving no child behind, and supporting child-centred and family-centred care and nurturing.
  • Uses a participatory approach at all project stages and values the experience and insights of people who are directly affected by factors that impede early childhood development, including parents, family members and other carers, and communities. Depending on the age group, this can also include children’s views, eg. through child-to-child approaches.

For more information on this fund or to apply, please use the following link:

Grants to Support Events Celebrating National Vegetarian Week 2019

Maximum Available: £2,000
Closing Date: 03/03/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold community activities or events that are exclusively vegetarian or vegan to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. The funding is for events and activities that take place during National Vegetarian Week 2019 (13-19 May) or at any time in May 2019 and will attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Not for profit organisations in the UK (eg community groups, schools, social housing schemes, youth clubs, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts or Guides).
  • Informal groups of friends, parents or students.
  • Student vegetarian and vegan societies and other vegetarian and vegan groups.

A bank account is preferable but for groups that do not have one, alternative arrangements can be made.

For more information or to apply for this grant, please use the following link:

Events and Training

From Hurt to Hope - Save the Date!

Date / Time: 13/03/2019 (All day)
Venue: TBC

From hurt to hope focusses on moving blame and shame to understanding. Topics include - coercive control, domestic abuse perpatrators and trauma informed policing.