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.
MS Society – Short Breaks and Activity Fund & Carer’s Fund
Provides grants for short breaks to people in Scotland who have Multiple Sclerosis or their carers.
Phone: 0131 335 4050
Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI)
Provide grants for short breaks to carers and the people they care for who have worked in the agricultural sector for more than 10 years.
Phone: 0300 111 4166
Take a Break Scotland
Provides individual grants to help families with disabled or seriously ill children or young people (up to age 20) to have a personalised short break. The Fund is administered by the Family Fund on behalf of Scottish Government. (This fund is currently closed to applications but is expected to re-open shortly.)
Phone: 01904 571 093
The Adamson Trust
Provides grants for short breaks to carers of disabled children and the children they care for.
The Douglas Hay Trust
Small trust set up to aid physically disabled children under the age of 18 to help with holidays, education and computers. It also gives help with clothes, shoes and bedding.
Rank Cares Grants Programme
This partnership between Rank Group PLC and the Carers Trust arranges small grants for carers, registered at a Carers Trust Network Partner, to give access to short breaks, essential equipment needed at home to support caring responsibilities and skills and training courses.
Phone: 0300 1232008