About this funding
The Better Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for children and young people with disabilities (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers).
The Better Breaks programme funds a wide range of short breaks projects and activities. These can include breaks away, days out, and/or shorter, regular activities and sessions. The activities can be for the children and young people with disabilities, for their carers, or for families to enjoy together.
To be eligible for Better Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both children and young people with disabilities and their carers, by providing a break from their normal routine. These breaks should increase opportunities for children and young people to engage in activities they enjoy, give carers a break from their caring role, and improve wellbeing for all involved.
The 2018 round of Better Breaks funding closed for applications on 23 November. More than 100 applications were received and are now being processed. The Grants Advisory Panel will meet in early March to allocate funding. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by mid-March.
The next round of the Better Breaks programme is scheduled to open for applications in autumn 2018.