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.
The desired outcomes of this fund are as follows:
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)
Eligible carers can apply for grants of up to £250 from Time4Me.
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.
PLEASE READ THE FULL GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE APPLYING
If you have any questions or require help completing the Time4Me application please contact Marthe Handling on 01738 567076 or email Marthe.Handling@pkavs.org.uk. You can also request a hard copy by contacting Marthe.
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