Who can apply

Who can apply

Take a Break can accept applications from either a parent or carer of a disabled child, or from a disabled young person in their own right, but we can only accept one application per household or family unit.  Take a Break reserves the right to prioritise a young person’s application over any other application made by the same household.

Take a Break is currently closed to new applications.

For parent/carer

If you can say ‘Yes’ to the following, Take a Break may be able to offer a grant:

  • I have lived in Scotland continuously for six months or longer
  • I am a UK resident and have recourse to public funds
  • I am caring for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 0-20 years who lives at home with me
  • My child or young person is not subject to a care order.

For more information about our disability criteria click here

For young people

If you can say ‘Yes’ to the following, Take a Break may be able to offer a grant:

  • I have lived in Scotland continuously for six months or longer
  • I am a UK resident and have recourse to public funds
  • I am a young disabled person aged 16-20 years applying in my own right.

For more information about our disability criteria click here