Funding is essential to any voluntary group –VAMT offers its members a comprehensive funding advice service. Members can benefit from information, support and advice on a whole range of funding issues; anything from application forms, monitoring and evaluating to relevant training.

VAMT can assist your organisation with funding strategies and completing application forms to ensure the continuation of the Voluntary Sector in Merthyr Tydfil.

The following link will take you to the Knowledge Hub which is a useful resource when looking for funding for your organisation.

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VOLUNTARY SECTOR GRANT SCHEME 2024-2025 - Short breaks for unpaid carers


Grants of up to £10 000 are available for projects led by voluntary and community groups/organisations across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.


  • Increase the availability and accessibility of short breaks for unpaid carers
  • Provide personalised, flexible, and responsive break options for unpaid carers
  • Prioritise and target short breaks to unpaid carers who most need it.


  • Unpaid carers and those they care for will have improved wellbeing
  • Unpaid carers will be more resilient and able to sustain the caring relationship
  • The voluntary sector will have increased capacity to deliver preventative, responsive breaks to unpaid carers.

Short Breaks:

Any form of assistance or service which enables an unpaid carer to have sufficient and regular periods away from their caring routine with the purpose of supporting the caring relationship and promoting the health & wellbeing of the carer and the supported person.

Short break activities include overnight stays, days out and shorter sessions such a regular activities and can be alone or with the person they care for.

Who For?

Projects will need to support one or more of the following beneficiary Groups:

  • Unpaid carers of all ages
  • Unpaid carers and the supported person

How to Apply

Application Form

Grant Guidance

Grant Scheme Flyer

For Further Information contact:- 

Claire Williams - VAMT:

07946 495306 / 01685 353984

Anne Morris-Interlink RCT: 

07736 587912 / 01443 846200



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