The Creative Breaks funding programme is now open to applications from third sector organisations operating in Scotland.
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 old and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for.
Eligible short breaks activities can take many different forms, including: breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, 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 carers, the people they care for, or for both the carers and the cared-for people 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.
Groups and organisations do not have to be a registered charity to apply; however, they must have a constitution that states their purposes are solely charitable and deliver public benefit in achieving their purpose(s).
A total of £600,000 is available, and grants are for one year, October 2020 – September 2021. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 4th June.
For further information, including how to apply and full eligibility criteria, please visit the Shared Care Scotland website.