Creative Breaks provides grants to third sector organisations working in Scotland and is open for applications.
Creative Breaks provides grants to third sector organisations working in Scotland to increase the range and choice of short break opportunities for carers of adults, kinship carers, young carers and the people they care for. The programme will distribute around £1 million of Scottish Government funding in 2015.
Applications are now invited, and the deadline for applications is Noon, Friday 8th May 2015
What do we want to fund?
We want to fund projects that can make a difference to carers of adults, carers of older people, kinship carers, young carers and young adult carers.
You can apply for a grant either to develop short break services or for funding to establish your own small grant scheme for carers so that carers can then pay for the short break that’s right for them.
The application form and guidance notes are on the Shared Care Scotland website including information about the fund.
You can apply for grant either to develop short break services or for funding to establish your own small grant scheme for carers so that carers can then pay for the short break that’s right for them. Our maximum grant is £50,000 for one year. Successful applications will receive their grant in September 2015.
Who Can Apply?
The fund is available to third sector organisations operating in Scotland. Your organisation does not need to be registered with OSCR but it must have charitable objectives and your constitution must be able to pass the charity test. We welcome partnership applications as well as applications from individual organisations.
Statutory organisations such as local authority departments can be partners in an application but cannot be the lead applicant.
We want people to be successful in their applications and will support your application. There are free workshops for applicants and telephone support. You can find out all you need to know on our website.