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PKAVS Carers Hub have been awarded further funding from Shared Care Scotland’s Short Break Fund to continue the Time4Me Fund for its 4th consecutive year. 

spending time with family

Aim of the Fund

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
  • Help carers to continue to care for the cared for in a their own home
  • More hidden carers will be identified and offered support.

What can we fund?Enjoying the outdoors

Carers can apply for a grant to pay for respite of their own choosing. This means that the breaks are very individual and personalised to each unique situation. Carers decide when, where, with who and what they want to do!

This may include things such as breaks away from home either alone or with the person, you care for, a season ticket for your favourite football team, a gym membership, spa day, or even a greenhouse to help pursue a hobby! (see 'What is a Short Break?' for inspiration)

How much is available?

Eligible carers can apply for grants of up to £250 from Time4Me.Spoiling yourself

Please be aware that if the amount requested is not at least 90% of the total cost of the break/item we may ask how carers will fund the shortfall and if those plans seem unrealistic the application may not be approved by the panel.


Applications can be submitted at any time until 1st September 2019, funds permitting. 

The fund has strict time constraints and therefore must be spent and the breaks taken between September 2018 and September 2019. 


If you have any questions or require help completing the Time4Me application please contact Marthe Handling on 01738 567076 or email You can also request a hard copy by contacting Marthe.

Download Time4Me Guidance Notes

Download Time4Me Application (Word Version)

Click here to apply online 

How Carers have benefited from Time4Me...

Time4Me Brodolo

The possibilities are endless with Time4Me! Other carers have used their funding for...

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Time4Me Dot

Short Breaks Services Statement published

Short Breaks Services Statement published

Christmas Closure

Christmas Closure

Every month
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside
ALLIANCE Engagement Events
Every second Wednesday
The Bridge Project
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