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
The Time to Live project for Western Isles is called ‘Time Out’ and is operated by Western Isles Community Care Forum. It provides small grants to individual carers to help them take a break. Carers of adults (aged 21 and over) and young carers (caring for children or adults) are eligible to apply.
Contact - Peggy MacKay
Phone: 01859 502588
Time to Live
3H Fund UK Holiday Grant Programme
3H Fund awards grants to disabled people and carers, on low income, to help them to organise a break for themselves in the UK.
Phone: 01892 860207
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.
Phone: 07531 580414
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.
Phone: 020 7616 1300
Disability Aid Trust
Provides grants to fund a carer to allow adults with a severe physical disability to have a break.
Phone: 0800 028 0647
Family Holiday Association
We provide short breaks at seaside holiday parks like Haven or Butlin’s, staying in a self-catering caravan. We also work with a wide range of other holiday parks, hotels and hostels who donate availability to us. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to make a financial contribution towards another type of holiday if our usual short breaks are unsuitable for a family.
Phone: 020 3117 0650
MS Society – Carers Grant
A Carers Grant can be used for leisure/recreational activities (or associated costs e.g. equipment, transport) which would be beneficial such as, giving you a chance to relax, socialise, or try something new. This could include a school trip if you are a young carer, sports equipment, music lessons, gardening equipment, etc. It can also be used for personal development such as courses (or associated costs, e.g. course materials, transport) to enable you to get back into work, embark on a new career to fit in with your caring role, or develop other ‘life skills’ such as learning to drive.
Phone: 0131 335 4050
MS Society – Health & Wellbeing Grant
Provides grants to people in Scotland who have Multiple Sclerosis or their carers. These grants can fund everything from home adaptations and scooters to holidays and computers.
Phone: 0131 335 4050
Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI)
RSABI provides emotional and practical support as well as financial assistance to individuals and their families who work across the agricultural sector. This includes grants where a significant improvement in their quality of life, or that of their carers, can be achieved. Funds for a break will be considered as long as applicants meet the RSABI eligibility criteria. Please phone or visit the website for full criteria.
Phone: 0300 111 4166