GRANTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARERS WEEK
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging local carer support groups and other organisations to apply for a grant of up to $250 to run events and activities for carers during National Carers Week.
Mr Anderson said there are over 850,000 unpaid carers in NSW, including over 100,000 carers who are under the age of 25.
“Carers provide regular support to people, often family members, who need it because they have a disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or are frail aged.
“National Carers Week runs from 16 October to 22 October, and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge local carers in our region.
“By planning activities during Carers Week we can show our support for carers and provide them with an opportunity to take a much-deserved break.
“Local events during Carers Week will allow us to reach out to carers and show them that as a community, we appreciate their immense contribution.”
The NSW Government funds local Carers Week events through Carers NSW. These events give carers an opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves, while connecting with other carers.
Grant applications are open until 5.00pm on Monday 4 July 2016.
More information can be found via https://www.carersnsw.org.au/news-events/events/national-carers-week-2016