As we are a voluntary organisation, the work of Edinburgh Young Carers could not take place without the continued support of our funders. Our thanks go to:

  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Scottish Government
  • Walter Scott Giving Group
  • Bank of Scotland Foundation
  • Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids
  • Ponton House Trust
  • KPE4
  • Big Lottery
  • Shared Care Scotland
  • The Robertson Trust
  • Robert McAlpine Foundation
  • The People’s Postcode Trust
  • Scotmid
  • Ryovan Trust
  • James Gillespie’s

We would also like to thank the wide range of trusts, organisations and individuals who support us and enable us to deliver the service.

Special thanks goes to SCVO, whose support made this website possible!


Every year Edinburgh Young Carers needs to raise over £500,000 to support its work with young carers. We rely on grants, donations and public support to fund our services and new developments.

  • £20 could pay for a 1-1 respite activity for a young carer
  • £30 could pay for a young carer to attend an evening activity group
  • £50 could pay for a one-night respite break for a young carer
  • £100 could provide art and craft materials for a young carer respite group
  • £200 could pay for a six-week block of 1-1 support sessions for a young carer at risk of poor mental health
  • £300 could pay for a Christmas Family Event for young carers and their families to enjoy
  • £500 could give 15 young carers a great day out to Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth, Jupiter Artland or a Rock Climbing centre
  • £1,000 could enable a young carer to attend a support group for a year
  • £5,000 could give 10 young carers an outdoor adventure residential break in Skye or Glencoe or a holiday programme with The Green Team to support young carers spending time outdoors in nature
  • £10,000 could pay for a one-year health and wellbeing project for 10 young carers, such as ‘Happy Heids’ or ‘It’s Ok Not To Be Okay’
  • £20,000 could pay for a Siblings project to raise awareness and support young carers affected by caring for a sibling
  • £30,000 could pay for a one-year project to support 25 young carers with learning Core Skills such as reading, cycling, swimming or problem solving

If you would like to support our work there are a number of ways you can do this – organising fundraising events, saving loose change in a money box, making a regular donation by standing order or Payroll Giving through the workplace, a bank transfer or a one-off donation or bequest via, which allows you to donate online using your credit/debit card. Gift Aid can be automatically added to your online donation if you wish.

If you would like to make a bank transfer, or find out more, please contact us by telephoning 0131 475 2322 or emailing

Any donation, large or small, helps and is gratefully received. Thank you.