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.
Carers of West Dunbartonshire
The Time to Live project for West Dunbartonshire is called ‘Time for Me’ and is operated by Carers Of West Dunbartonshire. 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 - Kim McNab
Phone: 0141 941 1550
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Carers of West Lothian
The Time to Live project for West Lothian is called ‘Time Out’ and is operated by Carers of West Lothian. 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 - Anne-Marie Keast
Phone: 01506 448000
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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
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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
The ACT Foundation
Up to £2,500 to ‘enhance the quality of life for people in need (specifically people living in poverty, those who have a physical and/or mental disability or the aged).’ Grants can be used for breaks at registered respite centres.
Phone: 01753 753900
Buttercup Children’s Trust
Grants for respite, holidays and travel expenses for children who ‘suffer from a wide range of life hindering illnesses including Leukaemia, The Deaf, The Blind, Cystic Fibrosis”.
Phone: 01274 405324
The League of Helping Hands
Depending on the available funds, from time-to-time one off payments are made for carer’s breaks. This enables a carer to take time out, away from their day-to-day situation. A carer may also choose to take the person they care for with them on a break.
Phone: 01444 236 099
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