What can I apply for?

What you need may depend on your interests and personal circumstances. We expect our average grant award to be around £300. Grants may be used flexibly and can contribute towards things like:

  • a holiday or short break away – for the carer, whole family or disabled young person
  • day trips – entrance fees to theme parks or zoos, meals out or a spa day
  • an additional carer – to enable you to relax and fully participate during a break away
  • travel costs – ferry, bus or train tickets, travel passes, flights, fuel or taxi fares
  • sport, play or leisure equipment – including camping equipment, a paddleboard or a trampoline
  • clubs and activities – membership fees, sports training, season tickets or hobby materials
  • digital devices and subscriptions – for entertainment, learning and socialising.
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Take a Break cannot, unfortunately, be used for:

  • capital items such as vehicles
  • replacement of statutory funding
  • a break that has already been arranged or something that has already been purchased
  • items that do not meet the principles of the fund, which is to support carers to have a break

All grants are discretionary and subject to available funding.

If you are not sure the grant item or request meets these requirements, please get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.