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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: Better Breaks


The 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). 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.

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.

Grants are for one year and will be awarded in March 2022.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

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.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Application forms, budget template and full guidance are available on the funder website. They strongly advise that you make use of the support available before submitting an application. Details of the free applicant workshops and phone in sessions are available on the website.

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

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Disabilities Young people

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