This week we received the wonderful news that PKAVS Carers Hub have been successful in our applications to Shared Care Scotland's Short Breaks Fund. We have been awarded £30.8K in total which will help us to continue to sustain and develop various projects for unpaid carers of all ages in Perth & Kinross.
Part of this funding will be used to continue administering our Time4Me fund. This is a micro-grants scheme for carers which enable them to access funds and support to help them take short breaks that meet their needs. We have administered this project for the last 3 years which has benefitted hundreds of carers.
Please check our Time4Me page for more info on when we will be relaunching this fund - click hereThis funding will also be used to help increase the diversity and occasions of activities in both our Day Centres in Perth and Blairgowrie. It will allow us to deliver some new activities for our service users including some more day trips. We were successful in our 3 applications to Shared Care Scotland and a portion of this funding will also be used to help fund our Young Carers project. It will be used to help us throw the best ever Christmas Extravaganza but also to help with our planning for next years day trips and residentials. Click here to read more about our adventures!Massive thank you to the team at Shared Care Scotland for helping us to continue to support carers of all ages, in a variety of different ways throughout Perth & Kinross.
Our Blairgowrie Day Centre has been shortlisted for a Bags of Help grant. We offer a respite service up to 3 days each week and need your help to purchase new furniture for our Centre.
The Bridge Project will be for unpaid carers whose caring role has changed due to bereavement or the cared for person entering long-term care.
Please support our joint application with Pain Association Scotland to the Aviva Community Fund, to run a pain management course for carers in Perth voting is now OPEN.