Young Carers Activity Fund

The Young Carers Activity Fund is designed to give young carers aged under 18* a break from their caring role and to give them a choice about how they take this break.

The fund is currently administered by Sheffield Young Carers (SYC) on behalf of Sheffield City Council.

Please note: SYC provides breaks from caring for it's members so this fund is only available for young carers who are NOT currently accessing or on the waiting list for Sheffield Young Carers.

Applications MUST be completed by a professional who is working with the young carer, with the consent and involvement of the young carer and their parent/guardian. 

The closing dates for applications for 2018-19 are are 5pm on:

  • Friday 15th June 2018
  • Friday 12th October 2018
  • Friday 8th February 2019

You can submit applications at any time. We will email you to say we have received your application and then hold it until the next panel (approx one week after each closing date).

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid disappointment, please be aware that this fund is limited and we can only allocate a small number of grants per year. If you are not successful, however, we will give you feedback about why and you can apply again in the future. 

For full application criteria and guidance, please download our application form.

Having trouble downloading the form?  Contact us and we will send the form over to you. 

*Carers aged over 18 can apply for a ‘Time for a Break' fund from Sheffield Carers Centre.