Unpaid Carer Covid-19 Grant

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Funding

Application form (for RMBC/Crossroads Care Rotherham)

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Unpaid Carers Covid-19 grant is open to Carers aged 18 and over. Carers in Rotherham can apply for a one off grant of up to £350 for items or activities that meets the Carer’s health and wellbeing needs to support them in areas of their caring role and/or to alleviate some additional strain Carers may be experiencing as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis e.g.

  • Building Skills – providing short break to enable Carers to attend appropriate ½ day or 1-day training to support them in their caring role
  • Cope in a Crisis: Short break or Sitting Service for maximum of up to 20 hours. Please note Carers can also join the Rotherham Carers Emergency Scheme further details can be provided if required
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety – Access to therapies, coping strategies
  • Reduce Social Isolation – Purchasing technology to aid communication

This list does not represent everything the grant will consider supporting, as Crossroads Care Rotherham also have access to Carers Trust Grants. We are keen that Carers are encouraged to seek support for the issues that they are faced with

Please note the grant funding is limited and it is available on first come first served basis

There are other source of funding and grants available, please click on the link below:


It is useful to be clear from the outset what we cannot fund. The following costs WILL NOT be funded by the RMBC grant:

  • Grants for young carers (aged 5-15)
  • Utility bills and payments such as gas, electricity, and water
  • Credit card bills or debt repayments
  • White Goods (fridges, washing machines etc)
  • Long term replacement care
  • Specialised equipment such as wheelchairs
  • Any costs associated with motor vehicles including their maintenance or repairs.
  • Repairs and maintenance in your home

Please note: This form will need to be submitted to Helen Cryan CEO of Crossroads Care Rotherham for approval of the grant. Crossroads Care Rotherham will require the collection, processing, sharing and storage of Carer’s personal data for the application to both of the funds available. We promise to keep your personal details safe

To submit an application please click here