Supporting carers locally grants are available to assist with local activities that strengthen the health and wellbeing of carers and help them connect with other carers.

The Victorian Government has provided $4 million over four years in grants to support carers locally and for statewide improvements in carer conditions.

Ensuring carers can access support and other services that meet their needs is a key priority of the Recognising and supporting Victoria's carers: Victorian carer strategy 2018–2022.

Grants for carer groups

Grants of up to $20,000 for groups of carers are available over 12 months, to support opportunities for:

  • carers to be physically and mentally healthy and socially connected to family, friends, other carers and their local community.
  • accessible peer support and grassroots community support programs, resources and tools for carers.

The grants will focus on support for carers in regional areas, as well as under-recognised groups such as young carers and LGBTI carers.

How to apply

New or existing groups of carers or organisations that work with carers are invited to apply.

To apply for the grants, read the application guidelines and complete the application form available through Smarty Grants.

More information

If you would like advice or information to help with your application, please contact Carers Victoria on 1800 514 845 or email Carers Victoria.

Applications close on Monday, 19 August.