18 April 2012

Local MSP Welcomes Next Round Of Short Break Funding

Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the news that the third round of the Creative Breaks Programme is now open for applications.

Commenting, Stewart said:

“I am delighted the next round of applications is open as the funding improves the range and availability of short breaks for disabled children and their families, which is so important.

“The programme is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their commitment to the development of Short Breaks for the benefit of carers and those they care for and provides nearly £1m of grants to third sector organisations for the provision of breaks.

“Third sector organisations can apply for grants to develop new or existing short break services or for funding to establish their own small grant scheme for carers so that carers can then design and fund the short break that’s right for them.

“I would encourage those interested to visit the Shared Care Scotland Website at: for more information and to download an application form. The deadline for applications is noon 30th May.”

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