Round 2 of Short Breaks Fund now open

Date: 30th May 2011

The Scottish Government has made the Short Breaks Fund available to help support and sustain Scottish carers, including young carers and kinship carers, through enabling better access to short breaks or respite care.

Applications are open to voluntary organisations for projects starting from October 2011 that develop existing, innovative and personalised models of short breaks for carers. Organisations can apply for up to three years, for a maximum of £50,000 per annum and it is anticipated that the majority of grants will be for one year and in the range of £5,000 - £25,000.

As part of the launch of Round 2, Shared Care Scotland will be holding a series of workshops across Scotland to share good practice from the first round and support groups in applying to this round of the Short Breaks Fund. As well as a workshop on the below dates, there is also time set aside for one to one surgeries with groups to discuss their application with the Short Breaks Fund Manager. The dates are:

  • Tuesday 24 May, Aberdeen
  • Wednesday 25 May, Perth
  • Tuesday 31 May, Glasgow
  • Thursday 2 June, Glasgow
  • Friday 3 June, Edinburgh
  • Monday 6 June, Inverness

For more information, visit the website or e-mail Christi Orr, the Short Breaks Fund Manager, phone: 01383 622 462.

The Short Breaks Fund is managed by the National Carers Organisations on behalf of the Scottish Government with secretariat through Shared Care Scotland.