Berkshire Carers Service Fund will allocate awards aiming to benefit carers to charities or community groups working in Berkshire.

For the purposes of the Fund, the definition of a carer is: someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who would not be otherwise able to manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner, child or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health issues.

The Fund is particularly interested in allocating grants which will help organisations develop and set up new sustainable services for carers and/or regular events for carers.

Groups working with the ‘cared for’, aiming to set up services for their related carers are encouraged to apply.

Grants will be available up to £6,000.

The application process
  • The fund is now open.
  • Application forms must be completed on-line and submitted along with supporting documents by 9.00am on the morning of Wednesday 25 September 2019 in order to be considered by the Grants Panel in November 2019. The form and all requested documentation must be received by this date; if not your application will not be considered further.
  • Berkshire Community Foundation receives many more applications than there is funding available and there is no guarantee that any application made will be successful.
  • Applicants will be informed of the Grants Panel decisions as soon as possible after the meeting in November 2019.
Fund Criteria

If you are interested in applying for funding, please complete the following questions to check your eligibility. If you meet the criteria of the fund, you will be sent a link to an application form. 

Are you a registered charity, constituted community group or other charitable organisation, including social enterprise/CIC, actively working in Berkshire? (required)

Are you seeking funding of up to £6,000 to develop/support services and/or events for carers? (required)

Does the project for which you are seeking funding have clearly identified aims, backed up with the evidence to show the need? (required)

Organisation Name (required)