FAQs

FAQs

How long does it take to hear about my grant application?

Take a Break is now closed to applications.

If you have already submitted your application, priority will be given to those applying for the first time, and those who did not receive any support last year. Please note that unfortunately funding is limited, so there is no guarantee of support.

All applicants will receive a letter to advise them of the outcome of their application from 5 July 2019.

As grant funding is limited, priority will be given to carers who have not received a grant before, and those who missed out last year.

I’ve applied to Take a Break before and got a grant, can I apply again?
Take a Break is extremely popular and we are not able to support everyone that applies, as we do not have sufficient funding.  We will prioritise the applications from those who have not received help before.  Unfortunately this means that if you received a grant last year, you may not receive one this year.

I have two disabled children at home – can I make two Take a Break applications?
We can make only one award per household in each funding round. While we can sometimes make a larger award, this is not based on the number of disabled children or children in a household but on exceptional circumstances.

I have forgotten my Take a Break number
Don’t worry, as long as the rest of your application form is completed we will do the rest.

I need to provide feedback from my last grant
Feedback helps us tell the Scottish Government the enormous difference a Take a Break grant can make. You can use our upload form on this website to submit feedback.