News 08 Jan 2024

Carers Winter Assistance Fund


Due to high demand we have had to stop taking further applications for the Carers Winter Assistance Fund at the present time.

Dundee Carers Centre have been awarded funds from Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership to provide further support to carers over the winter in ‘recognition of the enormous role they play in looking after loved ones, and the added pressure many have faced during the cost-of-living crisis.

The Dundee Carers Winter Assistance Fund will provide financial assistance to unpaid carers in greatest need where they are unable to access this help in other ways e.g., Scottish Welfare Fund.

The fund will cover most items that will make a difference to the financial wellbeing of the carer. We will operate on the basis that the carer knows best what this is and can include:

  • Food and fuel
  • Travel (including public transport)
  • White goods
  • Winter clothing
  • Bedding, furniture
  • Technology

The fund will not cover the following:

  • Paying for things that have already been purchased
  • Paying debt

Closing Date is 5pm on Friday 1 March 2024

Before applying

All applications must include the name and contact details of one professional member of the community who has agreed to support your application.

The professional will know about your caring situation and could be contacted by us about your application. This could be a worker at Dundee Carers Centre or another organisation that supports you, for example a social worker, health worker, GP, OT, teacher, or support worker.
If you are not in direct contact with a professional call Dundee Carers Centre on 01382 200422 and ask for help with this.

Please read the guidance notes for more information and full criteria.

Click here to download Guidance notes

How to apply:

Applications can be made to the fund by completing the online form

Click here to apply

If you require support to complete this application online, you should ask the professional supporting you to assist you or contact the Carers Centre on [email protected]  or 01382 200422 for an appointment for support to complete online.

We expect to receive a high number of applications and the funding available is limited, therefore the fund could close sooner than this date and at short notice.

Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis.