Shared Care Scotland: Creative Breaks Grants

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), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and those that they care for.

A total of £500,000 is available for the 2018-19 round of the Creative Breaks funding programme. Grants are for one year and will be awarded in September 2018. The maximum grant award is £50,000. The average grant award in previous years has been around £13,000.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Applicants are ‘strongly advised’ to participate in a workshop or webinar or contact the Short Breaks Fund team to discuss their project.

Two applicant workshops will be held for this funding round:

  1. Edinburgh, Tuesday 24 April, 10am-2pm
  2. Glasgow, Monday 30 April, 10am-2pm

In addition, there will be two interactive online workshops (webinars):

  1. Thursday 19 April, 3-4.30pm
  2. Tuesday 1 May, 10-11.30am

All workshops and webinars are free and need to be booked in advance.

There will also be a number of phone-in sessions with the last one scheduled for 17 May (10am to 12noon).

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2018 (5pm).

Please find out more on Shared Care Scotland