The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short break projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for.
- A total of £600,000 is available
- Grants are for one year (October 2021 – September 2022)
- Funding is for voluntary organisations operating in Scotland
(You do not have to be a registered charity to apply, but your organisation must have a constitution that states your organisation’s purposes are solely charitable and delivers public benefit)
- Application deadline: 5pm, Thu 20 May 2021
Short break 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.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
The Short Breaks Fund team is available to help. They know that writing funding applications can take a lot of time and effort and don’t want that to go to waste! They are happy to answer any questions you have about the fund, how to apply, and about your proposed projects.
They also offer workshops for applicants and phone-in sessions with the Short Breaks Fund team.