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Shared Care Scotland - Short Breaks Fund, Creative Breaks
The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, availability and choice of short breaks for unpaid carers and those they care for across Scotland.
The programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and those that they care for.
The programme funds a wide range of different short breaks activities – including breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (i.e. regular activities). Short break activities can be for the carers, for the people they care for, or for both the carers and the cared-for people to enjoy together. To be eligible for Creative Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both the carers and the people they care for, by providing a break from their normal routine.
Who can apply
Your organisation must be a third sector (voluntary) organisation operating in Scotland that is a registered charity or a constituted organisation that has only charitable purpose(s) and that delivers public benefit.
How to apply
The application form and guidance are available on the Shared Care Scotland website. Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected]
You can also attend an applicant workshop or speak to a member of the team via phone. Details of these are available on the website.