Make an application

Make an application

Making an application is easy! You just need to complete the online form and send us copies of the supporting documents we need. If you cannot access the online form, you can download an application form to fill in at home.

We need to see supporting information with your application. We explain below what we need to see, whether it’s your first time of application or if you have applied before.

First time you have applied?
If this is the first time you have applied to us you must send us supporting information with your application.
This can be any one of the following:

  • The most recent copy of your child’s Plan showing the level and type of support they are given at school
  • Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP) or Additional Support Plan (ASP)
  • Letter from school outlining your child’s current difficulties and level and type of support given
  • Recent diagnostic report or Educational Psychologist Assessment
  • Supporting letter from a third-party professional who knows your child in a professional capacity who can confirm your child’s current difficulties and the level and type of support they are given
  • A copy of your child’s current Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award notice

If you are a young person applying in your own right for the first time, please send us either:

  • Any of the above
  • A copy of your current DLA or PIP award notice if you are getting it

If you have applied before, please send us:

  •  A copy of your child’s current Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Feedback from your last grant telling us how you used it and the difference it made to you/ your family if you have not already done so. You can give feedback here.

Remember: It is important to give as much detail as possible in your application form. Our decision will be based on the information you have given in the form alongside the supporting information you have sent us. Unfortunately, due to our limited resources we are not able to consider applications with incomplete or missing supporting information.

Apply online

If you can’t apply online, you can download the application forms below.

Download an application form

Download an ethnic monitoring form

Download a Take a Break leaflet

Download the Take a Break Terms and Conditions and Data Protection Statement

Download the Take a Break leaflet on our Disability Criteria