The Better Breaks programme is now open for applications.
Better Breaks is a funding programme of the Short Breaks Fund, operated by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the National Carers Organisations and Scottish Government. The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, availability, and choice of short breaks for unpaid carers and those they care for across Scotland.
The programme provides 12 month grants for third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 years old and under), and their carers (adult carers and/or young carers). Activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays and residential breaks), days out, or shorter sessions (including regular activities).
Applicants must evidence how activities will benefit both disabled children and young people, and their carers, by providing a break from their normal routine.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 16th November.