Carers Resilience Enablement Grant – Terms and Conditions

Please read the Carers Resilience Enablement Grant Terms and Conditions CAREFULLY.
Most applications we turn down are those that don’t meet the eligibility criteria. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you read the Eligibility Criteria and Exclusions sections carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  

If you need help with your application, please call us on 01736 756655 or email

The term ‘activity’ may mean an urgent break, but also domestic items.

Purpose of the grant

The Carers Resilience Enablement Grant is for unpaid, informal carers, to meet any unforeseen circumstance that prevents them from fulfilling their caring role and the need cannot be met from elsewhere (e.g. repair or replacement for essential domestic equipment, provision of private care equipment). It is also intended to enable an informal carer and the person they support to undertake a much-needed, urgent break  where they would otherwise not be able to.

The grant aims to fund activities that promote the following:

  • Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs
  • Delaying and reducing the need for care and support
  • Ensuring people have a positive experience of care and support
  • Safeguarding adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting them from harm
  • Support individuals to self-manage their health and wellbeing, improve health and wellbeing, improve people’s experience of care, reduce social isolation, increase confidence and improve independent living skills
  • To ensure individuals experience appropriate activities and opportunities to enhance their quality of life and reduce the burden of their care and support roles
  • To enable individuals to access opportunities that enable them to enhance their independent living skills.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

  • Activities/ items must clearly and directly benefit unpaid, informal carers and/or the person they support.
  • Applications must demonstrate that activities/ items will promote the health and wellbeing of carers and will provide opportunities for a break.
  • Carers must live permanently in Cornwall.
  • Repairers/ suppliers used must be based in Cornwall, if possible.
  • Carers must be referred and endorsed by a recognised service supporting carers. These are Cornwall Carers Service, Inclusion Matters and other professional services.
  • Applications must clearly explain that there are no alternatives to provide resource or meet expense.
  • Funding requests must fall within the maximum award permitted for each activity category:
Repair or replacement of essential domestic equipment; funding for private care equipment; other urgent domestic needOnly reasonable costs are permitted
Emergency local break in Cornwall for carer and/or supported personMax £100 per person

Exclusions (what this grant cannot pay for)

  • Activities/items that do not clearly and directly benefit carers and aim to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • Applications must not exceed the stated maximum award, as above.
  • Debt consolidation, fines, penalties.
  • Travel expenses, unless under exceptional circumstances.
  • The grant cannot fund personal items, e.g. haircut, clothing, groceries, IT-related items (e-readers, etc).
  • Items and activities already paid for or taken cannot be reimbursed through this grant.
  • Applications from carers who have had a grant from us before and who have not submitted their feedback report and all relevant receipts.
  • Applications where the activity will take place after 30 June 2022.


Completing your application form

  • Applications must detail how the grant will directly benefit carers’ health and wellbeing.
  • You must provide details of your referring organisation and ask them to complete Section 5.
  • Please list all costs for which the grant is required. Check the above Eligibility Criteria and Exclusions to ensure your costs are permitted.

Additional documentation

  • Evidence of listed costs must be submitted with your application, e.g. quotes, webpage links, screenshots, etc.
  • If you have applied to this grant before, we must have received a feedback report and relevant receipts from you before we can process your application. If you have not already submitted your report and receipts, please send with this application.

Data Protection

Please note by sending in this form we will keep your details for recording/monitoring purposes, e.g. showing CRCC’s work across Cornwall and IOS (no personal details). 

We will not share your details with third parties, however we will on occasions contact you with information that we consider relevant/beneficial to you.  We will also contact you yearly to confirm the details we hold are correct.

To help us satisfy the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations, please confirm that you agree to this by ticking the box in the Declaration/Agreement section of the application form.  If you wish to be removed at any time in the future, please contact us 07715 799395 or email

Next steps

Once we have received your application we will check it meets the above criteria; we may contact you by telephone to discuss the application in more detail.  Following this initial check, your application will go before the grant panel who will decide on its suitability for funding.

We recommend that you take a copy of your application form, as you will need to refer to it if we have any queries and when completing your feedback report.

Please email to:

If you need to call us, our number is:  01736 756655

Please note all grant monies must be spent by 30 June 2022 and all feedback reports and relevant receipts must be received back within 1 month of the activity stated.

Change of grant use

The grant must be spent for the approved purpose and failure to do so could result in a request for funds to be returned. If your circumstances change and you wish to amend your original activity, you must notify CRCC in writing detailing the proposed change and await approval by the Grant Manager before proceeding with the new activity.

Appealing the panel’s decision

If you do not agree with the decision made by the grant panel, please contact the grant manager.  They will of course want to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

Please email:

Monitoring and evaluation

Applicants must agree to complete a feedback report at the end of the grant-funded activity on a standard form supplied by CRCC.  Your feedback is used by us to report back to Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow on the progress of the grant programme, therefore reports must be completed no later than one month after your activity. When returning the form please include copies of receipts and invoices obtained for all items purchased. No further grant applications will be considered until this has been received and approved by CRCC.

Need more information?

If you need more information please contact:

Tel: 01736 756655



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