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 01872 243535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 where 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, improve independent living skills and reduce hospital admissions/ readmissions
- 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
- Activities/ items must clearly and directly benefit unpaid, informal carers and 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.
- The grant can only fund carers who are aged 18 years or over.
- Repairers/ suppliers used must be based in Cornwall, where possible.
- Carers must be referred and endorsed by a recognised service supporting carers. These are: Kernow Carers Service, Age UK, Action for Children (for carers over 18 years), Inclusion Matters, Disability Cornwall and Winter Wellbeing.
- 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 need||No limit but only reasonable costs permitted|
|Emergency local break for carer and supported person||Max £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 may pay for one annual Christmas meal, or similar, otherwise, food and drink are not permitted.
- 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 2021.
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 a reference on a form provided.
- Please list all costs for which the grant is required. Check the above Eligibility Criteria and Exclusions to ensure your costs are permitted.
- Evidence of listed costs must be submitted with your application, e.g. quotes, invoices, website addresses, 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 applications. If you have not already submitted your report and receipts, please send with this application.
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 on 07715 799395 or email email@example.com.
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. You should automatically receive a copy once you have submitted your online application.
- Applications for the repair or replacement of essential domestic equipment, or for funds for private care equipment, or for urgent breaks, applications will be assessed within 5 days of receipt, providing we have received all relevant documentation.
Please note all grant monies must be spent by 30 June 2021 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 call or email:
Nicki Sweeney, Grants and Compliance Lead – tel: 07715 799395
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 4 weeks 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:
2 Princes Street
Tel: 01872 243535