The Young Carer Bursary Program is a $3,000 scholarship offered to 333 young carers engaging in education. The bursary aims to help relieve financial pressure for young carers while they combine studying and their caring responsibilities.
Applications for 2018 bursary open 27 July 2017 and close 7 September 2017. If you would like to be notified when the next round of applications are open, please enter your email address on the website linked below.
For this program a young carer is someone who is aged between 12 and 25, is actively engaged in education at the Year 7 level or beyond, and helps care for other people. You are a young carer when you are looking after someone:
- with a disability
- with a mental health issue
- with alcohol and/or drug problems
- a chronic illness
- who is frail aged.
Young Carers often provide physical and emotional support to their care recipient. Tasks commonly include helping with personal care, cleaning, accompanying them to appointments, assisting with medications or just by keeping them company.