The Carer Innovation Fund aims to support accessible, carer-friendly communities and public services and also seeks to provide evidence on effective interventions to support carers.
Through the development of technological solutions or community-based interventions, projects might consider how to:
- ensure carers have access to advice and information to support them in their caring role.
- increase the provision of carers’ breaks locally.
- connect carers with other carers and the wider community.
- prevent crises through early intervention.
The process for the fund will be divided into three phases – idea generation, idea development and idea implementation.
Through the assessment of the applications received through phase 1, the funders will look to identify between 15 to 20 projects that will be awarded an initial funding instalment of up to £25,000 to develop their idea (phase 2).
No deadline given.