£1,748,038 distributed through 5,828 grants
A short break is quality time when carers and those they care for can recharge their batteries and catch their breath. It might be a few hours to pursue a hobby or activity, catch up with friends for lunch, or read a book. Or it might be a few days away, either together or separately. It might be having time apart, or having quality time together away from the daily routine.
“The break brought us closer together and gave us loads to talk about. We watched the sun go down by the sea…”
Time to Live is a part of the Creative Breaks programme and is where we provide a budget to an organisation to make grants available to individual carers directly so that they can choose, arrange and pay for the short break that suits them best. Organisations that manage these funds may have either a geographic or condition-specific focus:
Funds with a geographic focus:
These will be from an organisation or partnership within a single local authority area. The project will make small grants available to carers of adults, older people, young carers and kinship carers throughout that local authority area.
Funds with a condition-specific focus:
These will be from a national organisation or partnership. The project will make small grants available to carers of adults and older people with a specific condition or disability, anywhere in Scotland.
You can search to see if there is a fund in your area in our Funding Directory.
Organisations can apply to manage a Time to Live Fund via our Creative Breaks grants programme. For more information go here.
Read our Time to Live Evaluation Report here
“The funding has allowed our charity to become more engaged with some carers who are living in remote and rural areas… It has helped build relationships and partnerships with other agencies.”