On this page we bring together all the funds that individuals can apply to for money to pay for a short break that we come across when dealing with requests for information.
We try hard to keep this up to date and we check the details every six months, but criteria often change, and money is used up. Please always speak or write to the fund you are interested in for full up to date information.
Any project labelled ‘Time to Live’ and coloured orange is a project funded through the Creative Breaks Programme of the Short Breaks Fund.
You can either browse the whole list or use the filters below to focus your search.
Western Isles Community Care Forum
Time to Live fund providing individual grants to carers in the Western Isles to allow them to arrange a short break.
Contact - Peggy McKay
Phone: 01859 502588
Time to Live
Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia
Scotland-wide Time to Live fund providing grants that benefit carers of people affected by dementia and those they care for. (We understand that the money given out by this fund is running low or has run out, it is worth contacting them to ask if they know of other funds locally.)
Contact - Angie Inch
Phone: 0141 410 1071
Time to Live
Support in Mind Scotland
Scotland-wide Time to Live fund providing grants to carers of adults with severe mental health problems to have a break of their choice.
Contact - Barbara Wyness
Phone: 0131 662 2284/4359
Time to Live
3H Fund awards grants to disabled people and carers, on low income, to help them to organise a break for themselves in the UK.
Challenger Children’s Fund
Provides grants for short breaks for carers and the people they care for who are under 18 and have a long term physical impairment. People must live in Scotland to apply.
Clevedon Forbes Fund
A Christian charity which makes grants for UK residents of limited means who are either recovering from illness or trauma. Grants are also made to carers.
Phone: 01275 341 777
Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund
Provides grants for short breaks to people who have Cystic Fibrosis and are under 18 years of age.
Disability Aid Trust
Provides grants to fund a carer to allow adults with a severe physical disability to have a break.
Family Holiday Association
Provides grants for short breaks to families on a low income with a child aged between 3 and 18.
MS Society – Carers Opportunity Fund
Provides grants to people whose caring role has ended and want to develop an interest or return to work.