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The Returning Carers Scheme (RCS) is a biannual fund which provides awards of up to £10,000 to support employees who can evidence that their career / work-life:

  • Has been, is being, or will be, disrupted owing to taking a break of at least three months or working part-time/reduced hours (equivalent to three months or more).
  • This career break must have taken place within the last two years.
  • Applicants must be able to show how funds provided through this scheme will support their career development and/or enhance their work opportunities.


Application Process

Returning Carers Scheme (Information Pack)

Returning Carers Scheme (Application Form)  

Returning Carers Scheme (Reward Evaluation Form)


Application Timetable

Launch Deadline Outcome
15 February 2024 4 April 2024

May 2024 (Date TBC)

If you have any questions please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Section at