About time to live

About this funding

The Time to Live programme provides funding to carers organisations (usually carers centres) to develop and deliver micro grants schemes for carers including adult carers, parent carers and young carers. These Time to Live projects enable carers to access funds and support to help them take short breaks that meet their needs.  This funding is provided by Scottish Government.

£2.5m has been made available from Scottish Government so that carers can access local funds to take a short break between April 2023 and March 2024.

Delivery partners

Time to Live funding is awarded to one delivery partner in each local authority area in Scotland. This is usually the carers centre or another third sector organisation that supports unpaid carers in that area.

Shared Care Scotland invites the relevant agency in each local authority area to apply for Time to Live funding. As such, this is not an open competition for funding. 

The delivery partners are listed by area below. 

Aberdeen City Highland
Aberdeenshire Inverclyde
Angus Midlothian
Argyll & Bute  Moray
Clackmannanshire North Ayrshire
Dumfries & Galloway North Lanarkshire
Dundee City Orkney Islands
East Ayrshire Perth & Kinross
East Dunbartonshire Renfrewshire
East Lothian Scottish Borders
East Renfrewshire Shetland Islands
Edinburgh City South Ayrshire
Eilean Siar  South Lanarkshire
Falkirk  Stirling
Fife West Dunbartonshire
Glasgow city West Lothian 



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