Carers Australia manages the Young Carer Bursary Program, funded by the Department of Social Services, which awards $3,000 scholarships to assist young carers aged from 12-25 to participate in education. In 2016 over 320 young carers were awarded a bursary.
Now in its third year, the program attracted over 1,200 applications for the academic year commencing in 2017.
Working closely with the Independent Assessment Panel, we are now close to finalising the assessment and validation process for the year. All bursaries are expected to be finalised and in place by mid-January.
If you would like more information about this program please contact [email protected]