Creative Breaks fund

£600,000 of funding for short breaks projects for carers & the people they care for: APPLY NOW!

The Creative Breaks 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), young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for.

Short breaks activities can take many different forms – including breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (i.e. regular activities). Activities must be designed to enable carers to have a life outside or alongside their caring role, and to support their health and wellbeing. Short breaks should also benefit the cared-for person and others (e.g. family members) and help sustain the caring relationship.

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.

A total of £0.6 million is available. Grants are for one year (October 2019 – September 2020).

For full details, click here

Can we apply?

This funding is for third sector (voluntary 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 our guidance here

How do we apply?

To apply, visit the Creative Breaks page on our website and download the application form, budget template and guidance for applicants.

Completed applications should be sent to applications@sharedcarescotland.com by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted)

Click here to download the form, template & guidance

Help available!

The Short Breaks Fund team is here to help. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the support available to help you develop the strongest possible application.

We are running free applicants workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dumfries & Galloway and an interactive online session (webinar). For dates, details and booking links, please visit the Creative Breaks page on our website.

Alternatively, you can call in to discuss your application in more detail during one of our phone-in sessions (see the Creative Breaks page for details).

For full details on our workshops and call in days, click here