Young Carer Grant

The Young Carer Grant is a payment of £305.10 from Social Security Scotland.

It’s paid once a year to carers aged 16-18 years, who do at least 16 hours of caring a week on average, but don’t receive Carer’s Allowance.

How to Apply:

You can apply by:

  • completing an online application form on
  • filling in a paper form - you can get a paper form on  You can also ask for a paper form with a prepaid envelope by phone
  • phone, by calling Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222, Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

For further information regarding the Young Carer Grant please visit Social Security Scotland website. The link can be found under the "Other Websites" section of this page.