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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Shared Care Scotland - Short Breaks Fund Creative Breaks

Summary

The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, availability and choice of short breaks for unpaid carers and those they care for across Scotland.

The programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for.

The programme funds a wide range of different short breaks activities – including breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (i.e. regular activities). Short break activities can be for the carers, for the people they care for, or for both the carers and the cared-for people to enjoy together. To be eligible for Creative Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both the carers and the people they care for, by providing a break from their normal routine.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Maximum:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

This funding is for third sector (voluntary organisations) operating in Scotland. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply. However, your organisation must have a constitution that states your organisation’s purposes are solely charitable and that it delivers public benefit in achieving its purpose(s).

When to apply

Applications close at 5pm on 23 May 2024.

You will be notified of the panel’s decision by week commencing 23 September 2024. Grants will be issued to successful applicants from 1 October 2024. Funded projects must be completed by 30 September 2025.

Next deadline: 23 May 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Shared Care Scotland website. You can also attend an applicant workshop or speak to a member of the team to discuss your application. Details of these are available on the website.

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Exclusions

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Activites funded: Advice & information Befriending & mentoring Health care & wellbeing Respite & holidays Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Disabilities Young people

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