Young carers aged 12 to 25 will have the opportunity to apply for one of 333 $3000 bursary grants as of 27th July 2017. The Young Carer Bursary Program is run by Carers Australia and more information can be found at http://youngcarers.net.au/young-carer-bursary-program/ or by calling Carers Australia on 1800 756 238.
Applications close on 7th September 2017.
Who is eligible?
The Young Carer Bursary programme is for any young carer aged 12 to 25 years - in 2018 - who is studying or who would like to begin studying or training. The applicant cannot be receiving another bursary or scholarship. There are no rules on how the money is spent, as long as it is spent on something that helps with the education or training course mentioned in the application. Applicants do need to be a permanent resident or an Australian citizen.
Keep up to date
If you are interested, head to the Young Carer Bursary homepage and add your name to Carers Australia’s mailing list.