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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


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), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and those 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).

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Your organisation must be a third sector (voluntary) organisation operating in Scotland that is a registered charity or a constituted organisation that has only charitable purpose(s) and that delivers public benefit.


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When to apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 20 May 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Next deadline: 20th May 2021

How to apply

Application form and guidance available on the funder website. They are running free information and advice workshops online and via phone. Details available on the website.

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

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Older people Disabilities Young people

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