Community groups in Lanarkshire are encouraged to apply for funding
New funds have been made available to community groups in Lanarkshire who provide short breaks and carer services.
The Creative Breaks program is now open for applications and offers a 12-month grant to third sector organizations to create and develop projects for carers of adults and young carers and the people they care for.
Creative Breaks is a funding program of the Short Breaks Fund managed by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.
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The program has a budget of £1m available for 2022-23.
Grant applications are accepted until Thursday, May 19, and one-year grants will be awarded in October 2022.
Amanda Moffat, Grants Manager for the Short Stay Fund, said Lanarkshire Live “During the last funding cycle, Creative Breaks supported a total of 44 projects – with an average grant of £13,000 – to provide short breaks for over 4,000 unpaid carers across Scotland.
“Care breaks are an essential element for unpaid carers to be able to take care of their own health and well-being and having appropriate locally available short break services is an essential part of this.
“We encourage Lanarkshire organizations to consider applying to the Creative Breaks funding scheme for a grant to carry out short-term projects in 2022/23.”
More information on how to apply can be found here.
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