The Scottish Government has made the Short Breaks Fund available to help support and sustain Scottish carers, including young carers and kinship carers, through enabling better access to short breaks or respite care.

The Time to Live strand of the Short Breaks Fund will provide funding to voluntary organisations within local authority areas which carers and those they support can access directly to enable them to have a short break.

Applications are now open and the deadline for applying is 5pm, 8 August 2011.

For more information, visit Short Breaks Fund or contact Christi Orr, the Short Breaks Fund Manager on 01383 622 462 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.