supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
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). Grants are for 12 months. The maximum grant award is £50,000, however the average grant award in previous years has been around £13,000.
How to 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.
Application form and guidance is available on their website. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Thursday 20 May 2021.