Funding Directory

Below you will find a list of current local and national grant funds that can assist carers (and those they care for) take a break from caring. Before applying, please refer to the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet the criteria for the relevant fund.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand nationally, the availability of grant funding varies on a regular basis. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on this page is kept accurate and up to date we recommend you contact the relevant organisation directly to enquire if funding is currently available and is right for you before applying:


The Adamson Trust

Financial help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children aged between 3 and 17 with physical, mental or emotional impairments

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Creative Breaks Time to Live

Carers who are caring for someone over the age of 21 can apply for up to £250 towards the cost of a short break

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Grants available to help support people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families through challenging times

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Carers Fund Grant

Various grant funds available for carers towards the cost of essential items, short breaks and skills development

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Challenger Children's Fund

Grants of up to £500 to meet the special needs of a physically disabled child for items not provided by statutory sources

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Disability Aid Trust

Help towards the costs of helpers of severely physically disabled people on holidays where these costs cannot be met by the applicant

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Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust

Funding for people of all ages who are sick, in poor health or disabled and require medical items and services to improve their quality of life

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Family Fund

Grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people (aged 17 and under)

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Happy Days Children's Charity

Respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs

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MND Scotland Time Out Grant

Short break grants of up to £1000 for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland.

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Margaret's Fund

Helping women in specific need of financial assistance suffering from ill-health

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The Nihal Armstrong Trust

Funding of up to £1000 towards the cost of equipment, communication aids or a particular service that will benefit a child with Cerebral Palsy

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Parkinson's UK

If you're affected by Parkinson's you can apply for an amount up to £1,500 to fund electrical items, respite care, specialist equipment or activities

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