After I apply

Applications opened midday on Tuesday 7 May 2024 and closed at 5:00pm on Monday 24 June 2024.

All applicants will hear from us by email or letter with an award decision by Friday 12 July 2024. Please remember to check your junk mail regularly.

You may hear from us before this date, as we aim to make grant awards as soon as possible to support you quickly. Please do not contact us before 12 July 2024 for an update on your application, as our teams will be working hard to process grants.

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

Thank you for your patience while we process applications and documents.

Other support

Did you know that Take a Break is one of four, short break grant funds available in Scotland?

To find out more about other funding for short breaks, visit the Shared Care Scotland website:

As well as administering Take a Break, Family Fund is the UK’s largest provider of grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Family Fund have been providing vital support to families for fifty years, distributing more than one and a half million grants.

Visit our useful links page for more resources and information.