Funding Round-up – Grants & Support for Carers (Part 3), Winter 2024

MVA offers another collection of announcements focusing on themes of funding and support for Carers, aimed at helping charities and similar groups continue their work.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Continued Information and Support from Imago (Kent Volunteer Partnership)
Social action organisation Imago continue their work to deliver support services in Kent for young carers, young adult carers and adult carers.

Imago are a regional charity that deliver diverse services and support to individuals, organisations and communities across the Kent, Medway, East Sussex, and London districts.

Amongst the range of services they deliver - which are designed to support and empower some of the most vulnerable groups - their projects work with children and young people, young and adult carers, unemployed young people, people living with a disability to name a few.

To find out more about their services from Imago, visit their website or call them on 01892 530330.

Respite Assistance from Clevedon Forbes Fund
A Funding Programme from The Clevedon Forbes Fund provides grants for holidays and convalescent breaks to people of limited means who are recovering from trauma or illness.

The Clevedon Forbes Fund is a Christian charity which makes grants for UK residents of limited means who need a restorative break following illness or trauma.

Grants to assist with a break are also available to individuals caring for people with health problems or a disability, as the Fund will also assist with breaks for carers.

To qualify, the Funder advise that applications should be made through from professionals in the statutory or voluntary care sector on behalf of service users known to them.

Based in Bristol, the Funder does say their grants are mainly awarded to individuals living in the South-West: But people living further afield will be considered.

At the time of writing, whilst there is no recognised deadline, the Funder does state that "..The Trustees meet regularly to consider applications, so once all the required information has been given, if the application meets (their) criteria and there are sufficient funds available, a decision should be made, usually within a fortnight.."

For more information and how to apply, visit the Clevedon Forbes website.

Local grant giver and community support organisation Kent Community Foundation (KCF) also has services that can offer support to individuals and families in need. To find out more, you can contact KCF on 01303 814 500.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.

If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.