We’re here to help
The Short Breaks Fund team is here to help. Our aim is to support funded organisations to deliver the best possible outcomes for carers and those that they care for. We can provide support in a number of different ways.
Resources and toolkits
We have a range of free resources and tools to help organisations plan, evaluate and sustain their short breaks projects. These were all developed in partnership with organisations that have been funded by the Short Breaks Fund so they are tailored to the needs of organisations we work with. We also publish research and other relevant resources about short breaks.
Events and workshops
We run a range of different events and workshops throughout the year: from applicant workshops in the spring and autumn, to thematic good practice and knowledge sharing events, and action learning sets (‘think tanks’). For details of upcoming events, go to our events page.
Promoting your project and the Short Breaks Fund
We encourage all grantholders to promote their projects, and the Short Breaks Fund, online and via traditional media. As stated in the terms and conditions of grant, you should acknowledge the Short Breaks Fund, which is resourced by the Scottish Government, on any materials or in any publicity associated with your grant-funded project, and you should send a copy of any literature/materials produced with this grant award to Shared Care Scotland.
Please use the following Short Breaks Fund logo in any publicity materials (printed or web-based) relating to your funded projects
Social media is a great way to promote your project. You can find Shared Care Scotland on Twitter (@CareBreaks) and Facebook (/CareBreaks). Please follow/like our pages using your organisation’s social media accounts so that we can see your updates in our newsfeed. When posting about your funded project, please use #ShortBreaksFund and, where possible, tag us in any images.
We can also help you with press releases and media relations. Please just let us know if you’re planning on contacting the media about your project and/or if you’re contacted by a journalist: our Communications Manager, Kate Hogarth (firstname.lastname@example.org), is happy to help. And we’d love to see copies of any press coverage (print or online).
Other funding available
We recommend Funding Scotland, SCVO’s free online search engine for organisations looking for other sources of funding.