Financial Support

Learning to look after your money is a really important life skill. Sometimes Young Carers need a little extra support and we have some tips and ideas on this page. 

Can Carers in Bedfordshire help me?

Would you like to do something fun, but maybe don’t have the money? Do you need help with school supplies or want to redecorate your bedroom? Our NHS Carers Grant could help you! Have a look at our Carers Grant page about how to apply and get a parent/guardian, teacher or someone from the Young Carers team to help you apply: NHS Carers Grant 

Look after your own money

As you grow up it is important to learn about how to look after your own money. Here are some tips and links to bits of advice you might find useful:

Debit Card for Kids & Financial Learning App | GoHenry 

Financial help once you are 16+ 

Financial support for young carers | MoneyHelper 

Finding a job and earning money 

Finding a job: advice for young people | The Children’s Society ( 

About LifeSkills for Young People | LifeSkills ( 

Tips to save money

What about Fundraising?

Have you thought about fundraising for Carers in Bedfordshire?  

You could:

  • Hold a cake sale at school 
  • Hold a Sponsored Silence 
  • Complete a sponsored walk 
  • Hold a Danceathon 
  • Organise a Mufti day 

Or speak to Laura our Carers in Bedfordshire fundraiser. You can contact her at


As a final thought: Working when you’re under 16 and the law: Child employment | Bedford Borough Council