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  • Funding for short breaks projects for disabled children & young people, and their carers

    Created: 01/10/2021

    The Better Breaks programme provides 12-month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult carers and/or young carers).

    The Better Breaks programme funds a wide range of short breaks projects and services, including activities and breaks for:

    • Disabled children and young people without their carers
    • families to enjoy together
    • carers (adult/parent carers) without the child or young person they care for
    • young/sibling carers with the person they care for.

    Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays and residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (including regular activities).

    To be eligible for Better Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both disabled children and young people and their carers, by providing a break from their normal routine.

    A total of around £1million is available. Grants are for one year (April 2022 – March 2023).
    For full details, click here.

    Can we apply?
    This funding is for third sector organisations operating in Scotland. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply. However, your organisation must have a constitution that states your organisation’s purposes are solely charitable and that it delivers public benefit in achieving its purpose(s). For full details on eligibility criteria, download the guidance here.

    How do we apply?
    To apply, visit the Better Breaks website and download the application form, budget template and guidance for applicants. Completed applications should be sent to [email protected] by 17:00 on Thursday 18 November 2021 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted). Click here to download the form, template & guidance.

    Want to find out more?
    You can join one of the online applicant workshops being delivered via Zoom. To book your free place, visit the Better Breaks website and follow the links. Alternatively, you can call in to discuss your application in more detail on one of the funder's call-in days. For full details on our online workshops and call-in days, click here.

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