Young Carer Grant

Last updated: 15 October 2019

Young Carer Grant is a new yearly payment, due to launch on 21 October 2019, for young carers in Scotland.

You'll be able to get the grant, of £300 each year, if all of these apply:

  • you're aged 16, 17 or 18
  • you live in Scotland
  • you're caring for someone on certain disability benefits for an average of 16 hours a week

You can get Young Carer Grant once a year up until you turn 19. You'll need to reapply each year you want to get the grant.

It's up to you what you spend Young Carer Grant on. You do not need to tell us.

You can apply for Young Carer Grant later from 21 October 2019.

You can visit Young Scot if you need help as a young carer now.

If you'd like to discuss things that would help to support you as a young carer, and plan what you'd like to achieve in the future, your local council may be able to provide you with a Young Carer Statement.

You can also visit Carers Trust if you'd like to find support from local carer services in your area.

If you care for someone for 35 hours or more a week you may be able to get Carer's Allowance. Find out more about Carer's Allowance by going to GOV.UK.

You will not be able to get Young Carer Grant if you're already getting Carer's Allowance.