The Short Breaks Fund is now in its 5th and final year of the current funding allocation. We recognised that this presented an ideal opportunity to commission an independent strategic review to inform the future of the fund. The consultancy Bright Purpose undertook the review and was tasked with answering two key questions:
1. How should the fund be directed (giving consideration to the strategic vision, aspirations for the fund, guiding principles, partnerships and alignment with local and national policy)?
2. How should the fund operate (giving consideration to grant making parameters, structures and processes, eligibility and the Learning Exchange)?
Essentially the review was required to give Shared Care Scotland clarity and insight on their grant making strategy and where to focus efforts and funds in order to achieve maximum impact.
You can download both the full report and the executive summary below.