We know that caring for someone is a big commitment, it can often mean a young person putting their own needs last and their wellbeing takes a hit. 

The NHS and Hull City Council in partnership with KIDS Charity provide grants for individual young people who provide care, assistance or support to another family member who may have a long term illness, disability, mental health difficulties or problems with drug or alcohol misuse. 

The Young Carers Wellbeing grant supports young carers aged between 5 and 17 who live in Hull. The Grant widens opportunities for young carers to explore their own interests and hobbies and improve their overall wellbeing.

An application can be supported through the Hull City Council’s Young Carer Project or any professional that is aware of the young person’s caring responsibilities, for example a teacher, youth worker, social worker or health professional.

A young carer can apply for a grant of £300 to support an existing interest, a new hobby or buy an item. This is provided through a digital platform called Virtual Wallet. Once approved, the grant funding is made available to the young carer through their Virtual Wallet account, enabling them to purchase vouchers, items and activities from a range of local and national organisations.

Examples of what the Grant can support include -

  • Books
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Sports items
  • Musical instruments and/or Lessons
  • Annual Theatre Pass
  • Annual Cinema Pass
  • Gym Membership
  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Bike
  • Photography - Camera / Lessons
  • Driving Lessons
  • Short Courses

For further information and to make an application

A young carer and their supporting professional can gain further information about The Young Carers Wellbeing Grant from the supporting guidance notes available alongside the grant application form.

Young Carers Wellbeing Grants

The Young Carers Grant Administrator can also support any queries via email or telephone:

Email - [email protected] 

Tel: 01482 467540

If you would like to make an online enquiry or check what KIDS Hull and East Riding services are available, please use the following link:  Hull and East Riding initial contact form and service checker