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PKAVS Carers Hub are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Shared Care Scotland's Short Break Fund to continue the Time4Me Fund.

We are now inviting unpaid carers to apply!

This fund was very well received last year with over 70 applications submitted. Time4Me Funding has enabled us to help improve the range, choice and availability of personalised and creative short breaks (see 'What is a Short Break?' for more info) for unpaid carers and the people they care for in Perth & Kinross.T4M Shared care scotland logo 2 

The desired outcomes of this fund are as follows:

  • Carers and the people they care for will have improved well-being
  • Carers will have more opportunities to enjoy a life outside of their caring role
  • Carers will feel better supported to sustain their caring role
  • More hidden carers will be identified and offered support.

T4M SharonFunding is available from October 2017 to September 2018, however, the fund may close earlier if the entire allocated grant is spent. Carers can apply for up to £250 from the Time4Me Fund.

Unpaid carers applying for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Have not had a break in the last 12 months funded through Time4Me
  • Have a caring role and live in Perth & Kinross
  • The break should not have already taken place
  • Time4Me provides individual grants to individual carers of adults (aged 21 years and older).
  • Time4Me does provide individual grants to young carers (18 years or below) caring for children or adults (see Guidance Notes ‘6. Applying on behalf of a Young Carer’)

Adult carers of children and young people with disabilities aged 20 years and under are not eligible for individual grants from the Time4Me Fund. The Scottish Government provides separate funding for carers of children and young people with additional support needs via the Family Fund’s Take a Break Scotland programme.

Kinship carers are not eligible for individual grants from the Time4Me Fund as they are eligible for kinship care allowances provided by local authorities and, as such, are not considered unpaid carers.

If you have any questions or require help completing the Time4Me application please contact Marthe Handling on 01738 567076 or email 

Download Time4Me Guidance Notes 

Download Time4Me Application (Word Version)

Click here to apply online 

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