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Carers FIRST currently receives funding from KCC, Medway Council, Lincolnshire Council, London Borough of Waltham Forest and from Grants and Trusts. However, raising funds to run events and much needed respite activities for Carers remains challenging. We therefore rely on donations from groups and individuals as well as organised events.

If you would like to make a donation, or would like to get involved or organise a fundraising event, no matter how small or big, we would love to hear from you. You can either use the “contact us” facility on this website, email fundraising@carersfirst.org.uk or call us on 0300 303 1555

Carers FIRST has been shortlisted for the Natwest Skill & Opportunity Fund 

In 2018, Natwest have made £1 million available across England and Wales through their Skills & Opportunities Fund. Regional boards (with the help of a public vote) will determine the destination of grants of up to £35,000.

The aim of this fund is to help build better communities for everyone, by seeking projects that will enable people in disadvantaged communities to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future

Carers FIRST have got through to the public vote to employ a Carers Rights Advisor who will support our un-paid carers to maximise their household income. They will provide support either face to face or over the phone to look at carers welfare and disability benefit entitlements and carry out benefits checks. We also want to train 6 volunteers to deliver additional support. The project wants to help relieve carers from poverty. Personalised advice and support will ensure carers are financially better off now and in the future, as they can more effectively manage their money.

We would now please like your help! Click on the link below and go to the projects in the South East to vote for Carers FIRST. It would be great if you could share the link with any friends, family or anybody else you know who might like to support us.

We need all the support that we can get, it only takes a couple of minutes to vote and requires only an email address.

Voting closes on 20th April ¦ Vote Here>>

You can also donate via our Virgin Money Giving site by clicking HERE.

You can also support us through Easy Fundraising

Every time you shop online via easyfundraising at one of the 3,300 retailers including John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Booking.com, a donation will be made to Carers FIRST, and it won’t cost you an extra penny.

There are 3 easy steps -
1. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk and sign up for free. Now you have your account and you have chosen what good cause you are supporting you can do the second thing...

2. Start shopping. Every time you shop online, head to easyfundraising first. We have over 3,000 retailers on board, so simply pick the one you want to visit and start shopping.
3.Now the 3rd and best thing, after you've checked out, the retailer will make a free donation to your good cause and it won't cost you a penny extra!
All you need to do is remember to come back to easyfundraising before you shop to keep collecting donations.
For more information please visit: www.easyfundraising.org.uk

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