Take a Break is Scotland’s short break grant scheme for disabled children and their families

Applications open at 12pm on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

Take a Break delivers one of four, short break grant programmes available in Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.  Providing grants to unpaid carers of disabled children and young people, who have complex additional support needs, or serious or life threatening health conditions.

Take a Break aims to ensure that unpaid carers of disabled children and young people, are able to have a life alongside their caring role, and are as physically, mentally and emotionally well as they can be.

Families or young people who are awarded a Take a Break grant will be expected to provide feedback about how they used their grant and the difference it made to them.

All grants are discretionary and are subject to available funding at any time.

Take a Break is administered by Family Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.

More information and how to apply

If you'd like to find out more about the Take a Break Scotland short break grant scheme, including what you can apply for and who is eligible then see our helpful short online information course.  It includes some tips to help you with your application, and step by step guidance on how to complete this online.

Or visit the Take a Break website.