Time to live programme
The Time to Live strand of the Short Breaks Fund will provide funding to voluntary organisations which carers and those they support can access directly to enable them to have a short break. In 2011 we are piloting the Fund in 12 areas. The amount of funding available in each of these areas is based on the percentage of carers in that area with a weighting to take account of the additional costs of delivering services in more remote, rural areas:
|Argyll & Bute||£11,226|
|Dumfries and Galloway||£16,997|
Applications are open to voluntary (Third Sector) organisations that can reach all types of carers in the one area and can work in partnership with local arrangements for self directed support. Organisations can apply for more than one area.
Applicants should apply for the total funding available for the area, and 90% or more of the funding should go directly to careers.
For more information, please contact the Short Breaks Fund Manager on 01383 622 462.
We will be particularly looking for organisations or consortia that:
- Can ensure Time to Live funding is promoted and accessible to all carers in a given Local Authority area;
- Can enable carers to purchase a range of short breaks, beyond services provided by the organisation or consortium applying for the funding;
- Have the staffing and infrastructure in place to deliver the Time to Live funds, working alongside other local organisations as necessary; Have clear plans for how they will distribute and allocate the funds to carers;
- Have the ability to monitor and evaluate the project.
The Short Breaks Fund is managed by the National Carers Organisations on behalf of the Scottish Government with the secretariat through Shared Care Scotland.
Click here to see which projects were successful in their applications.
Time to Live applications are now being managed via the Creative Breaks programme
14th October 2011: Successful applicants have now been announced and details of the sucessful projects can be seen here.
1st September 2011: Applications have now been received for the Time to Live fund. Details of successful applications will be announced by the end of September.
16th June 2011: The Time to Live fund is now open for applications.
8th June 2011: We're running a little behind schedule with Time to Live. We hope to publish a list of pilot areas and guidance & application materials very shortly.