The aim of the Young Carer Bursary Programme is to help relieve the financial pressure on young carers to undertake part-time employment, in addition to managing their educational and caring responsibilities.

 

The provision of a bursary increases the opportunity for young carers to remain in, or return to, education or training leading to improved employment opportunities and long-term finances.

 

A bursary is similar to a grant. It is not a loan, and so does not need to be repaid.

 

If you are eligible you could receive an Australian Government Bursary of $3,000.

 

Why do we need them?

 

Some young carers are missing out on education or training because of the emotional and financial pressures they face. The bursaries will reduce financial pressure and support young carers to complete, or return to education or training whilst continuing in their caring role.