News

Grant applications open for short breaks for carers

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 24th May 2021

Apply to Take a Break for a grant to cover short breaks for carers of disabled children, young people and families.

Take a Break (this link will take you away from our website) is open for applications from 12 noon on Monday 10 May to 5.00pm on Monday 21 June 2021. Take a Break is a grants scheme for short breaks for the carers of disabled children, young people and their families in Scotland.

Applications can be made online (this link will take you away from our website) or an application form can be downloaded (this link will take you away from our website) and returned to Take a Break.

Applicants will receive a letter from 9 July 2021 informing them of the outcome, they will not receive a decision before this date.

Some carers may be concerned about travelling both in the UK or overseas with the ongoing effects of Coronavirus, there are options on how you can use this grant. Carers have 12 months to use the grant so can wait until they feel more at ease with taking a break away.

Or they can use the grant for a range of other items that help support a break at home or out and about, such as bikes, sports equipment, outdoor play equipment or home entertainment.

Take a Break encourages applications to be submitted as soon as possible and a text message will be send to the applicant to confirm it has been received.

As funding is limited, priority will be given to carers who have not received a grant before, and those who missed out last year.

Follow Take a Break on Facebook(this link will take you away from our website).

We thought you might also like: