The Carers Support (Guildford) Fund is part of Guildford Philanthropy, and makes small grants to carers who live in the borough of Guildford who are in need in order to provide them with a respite from their caring role.
Grants for things such as:
- contribution towards respite holidays or breaks
- club membership
- second-hand computers or other IT equipment
- holiday play schemes
- travel costs for specific activities
- cover for the carer when engaged in a respite activity
Grants are not available for duties that are the statutory responsibility of the local authorities.
We cannot accept applications direct from carers – the application must be through an organisation that is providing support and can vouch for the need (for example Action for Carers Surrey, Surrey County Council social care and health teams, NHS older adult and mental health teams, local charitable organisations).
Applications are made by referring organisations using the Carer Support application form available below and returned to directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers Support (Guildford) provided support to carers living within the borough for 19 years up to 2017. Following the closure of the charity the trustees have collaborated on a partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey and the Guildford Philanthropy Fund to create a lasting resource specifically to support the well-being of carers within the borough of Guildford. Guildford Borough Council previously matched this donation at a rate of 50%.