If you are an unpaid carer living in Bridgend County Borough, did you know that you can apply for an Amser grant of up to £400 to use on a flexible short break through the charity TuVida? Breaks can include overnight stays, day trips, sporting activities and access to subscriptions or memberships.

We are proud to support this scheme at Awen, where grants could be used to buy tickets for our theatres or a car parking season ticket at Bryngarw Country Park, for example. Why not enjoy a festive visit to this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl?

For full details and to apply, visit www.tuvida.org/amser.

To be eligible for a grant you must be an unpaid carer and live in Bridgend County Borough. A carer is someone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

This scheme is funded by Welsh Government.