Creative Breaks is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their commitment to the development of Short Breaks for the benefit of carers and those they care for.
The purpose of the Creative Breaks Grant Programme is to improve the range, choice and availability of short breaks so that carers and the people they care for have a better quality of life, and feel better supported in their caring relationship.
Creative Breaks 2013 Programme
The Creative Breaks 2013 funding programme closed to applications on the 8th May. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their commitment to the development of Short Breaks for the benefit of carers and those they care for. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by the end of August.
The latest round of the Creative Breaks programme will distribute around £1m of grants to third sector organisations for the provision of breaks. The funding will be available from October 2013 to September 2014.
Creative Breaks will fund projects which aim to improve short break opportunities for:
- adults with support needs and their carers
- older people with support needs and their carers
- young carers
- kinship carers
For further information about the groups we particularly want to support in this round, refer to our guidance for applicants.
We expect most grants to be in the region of £5,000 to £50,000, although smaller or larger applications will be considered.
Click here to see all projects that have received funding through previous rounds of the Short Breaks Fund.
About the Short Breaks Fund
We know that having a short break can make an enormous difference to carers and the people they care for by providing the space to rest, to be themselves, to pursue a hobby, catch up with friends or just relax and recharge. For some people a short break is something they enjoy having together, and for others it is enjoying quality time apart. In particular, we are keen for this fund to be an opportunity to pilot different approaches to the development of personalised short breaks or to embed existing good practice, to support the redesign of services and to stimulate the exchange of good practice.
The Short Breaks Fund, including the Creative Breaks programme, is managed by the National Carer Organisations through Shared Care Scotland, on behalf of Scottish Ministers. The Short Breaks Fund also incorporates the Better Breaks Programme which was launched in November 2011 and provides funding to improve the range and availability for short breaks for disabled children and their families.
13/08/2013: Creative Breaks is currently closed for applications. We expect to open the next round of Creative Breaks funding in April 2014 for projects commencing in September/October. To see the list of projects funded this year click here.
08/05/2013: The Creative Breaks Programme is now closed for applications. Thank you to all who have applied. All applicants will be contacted during the assessment period and notified of the outcome by the end of August.