The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is a national charity (SCO15975), formed in 1991 at the initiative of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The Trust exists to make it easier for carers to cope by providing information, support and practical help to carers. The national network of over 113 independently-managed Carers Centres across the UK currently reaches well over 150,000 carers a year.
The Trust provides training and support for Carers Centres, as well as raising funds for development work. It also has a range of grant schemes for carers, including an Educational Bursary Scheme, a Carers’ Relief Fund for carers in particular financial difficulties and a Young Carers Fund.