@JCU Young carer bursary program
Young students caring for others can now apply for a bursary.
The Young Carer Bursary Programme is now taking applications for 2017.
A young carer is defined as:
“A person of any age who provides any informal assistance, in terms of help or supervision, to an older person or someone who has a disability or a long-term health condition. This assistance has been, or is likely to be, ongoing for at least six months.”
The Young Carer Bursary Programme is a national programme and is administered by Carers Australia in Canberra. The aim of the 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 Australian Government has committed $1 million for bursaries in 2017. Bursaries are set at $3,000 each so 333 bursaries will be awarded in 2017. Students who are studying an undergraduate degree are eligible to apply; postgraduate students are not eligible.
Applications open on Tuesday 2 August 2016 and close at 5pm AEST Wednesday 14 September 2016.
Applications can be completed via an on-line application form on the young carer bursary website at http://bursaries.youngcarers.net.au/ which will be available from 2 August 2016.
For further information,ring 1800 756 238 or email Carers Australia at email@example.com.