Grants available from Berkshire Carers Service

Primary interest
Social care

Berkshire Carers Service is inviting charities and community groups across Berkshire that support carers to apply for grant funding.

Awards of up to £10,000 are available to fund projects and activities that will make a positive difference to the lives of carers. Trustees may consider requests for larger amounts for innovative projects.

To date, Berkshire Carers Service has awarded funding to Younger People With Dementia to provide a specialist Admiral Nurse in East Berkshire and to run a support group. The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has also been given a grant, to continue its Nature Memories Café at Thatcham for people living with dementia and their carers.

Deborah Wilson, chair of trustees, said that while Berkshire Carers Service no longer provides direct services to carers its trustees are committed to ensuring its funds are used in a way that is as effective and full of impact on carers as possible. She said: “We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of carers through our grant awards and positively welcome applications from organisations whose work addresses the needs of carers.”

To start the application process, please fill in the expression of interest form at www.berkshirecarers.org/grant-awards/.

David Neale

David runs the Get Online Reading project, which uses a team of volunteers to promote digital inclusion around the town and help local people make better use of the internet. The Get Online team is based at Reading Central Library and does outreach sessions at other libraries and community venues around Reading. David also co-developed the RVA website.