How is Coronavirus impacting Take a Break grants? 

We are processing grants as usual keeping our staff safe and well, but we realise this year there may be a few more questions on how you can use your grant.

Current Government guidelines in Scotland prevent travel so please be reassured that you have 12 months to use your grant.

If you are not comfortable booking a short break this year, you can apply for a range of other items that help support a break at home such as bikes, sports equipment, outdoor play or home entertainment, as long as you tell us what you use it for.


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

This year, we are open to applications from 12 noon on Monday 18 May to 5.00pm on Monday 6 July 2020.  Please return your application as soon as you can. We will send you a text message to confirm we have received it.

We will contact applicants of a decision by letter from Friday 17 July, you will not receive a decision before this date.

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.