Short Breaks Funding for Carers

We are pleased to announce that the Creative Breaks fund re-opened for applications in October 2015, thanks to funding received from the Scottish Government’s Short Breaks Fund. Eligible carers, young adult carers and young carers in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire who are caring for an adult can apply to the Carers Centre for grants of up to £300 for a flexible break of their choice.  The fund aims to ensure that :

  • Carers and those they care for will have improved physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Carers will feel more able to continue caring
  • Carers will have more opportunities to enjoy a life outside their caring role

Previous grants have been used for short breaks away, pampering session, cinema passes, gym membership and have included requests for more unusual activities such as gold panning!

Funding from the Integrated Care Fund in Falkirk has also allowed us to increase the amount available for grants which improve the health and wellbeing of carers of all ages in Falkirk.

As funds are limited, carers who have previously received a Creative Breaks grant will only be considered for a second grant if certain priority criteria apply and no more than two awards can be given in total.

For further information, or to make an application to the Creative Breaks Fund, contact the Carers Centre.  You can also download our Creative Breaks leaflet here:

Creative Breaks Leaflet 2015-16