Our main purpose is to make grants to fund or part-fund short breaks for those of any age, living in England and Wales


Grant applications are not accepted from individual members of the public but may be made by any of the following:

a)  A professionally qualified health or social care worker

b)  A statutory organisation that provides a health care, social care, education or advice service

c)  A registered charity that is contracted to provide a statutory health care, social care or advice service

d)  A Citizens Advice Worker

e) The prison or probation service (National Offender Management Service, NOMS)

f)  A tenancy support worker employed by either a Local Authority, Industrial and Provident Society or a Housing Association which is registered with the Housing Corporation.

Additional supporting information may be required from a professionally qualified health or social care worker in the case of 'b' to 'f' above.

We are unable to accept grant applications from any organisation that does not meet the above criteria.
Individuals who are in need of a short break due to disability, poor health or their role as a carer should approach an approved organisation for support with the application process.