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What is our 'Time for You' Carers Fund?
Alzheimer Scotland is offering grants of £200 to help support unpaid carers of people with dementia living in Scotland.
Read on below to find out more about what time for you looks like, details about how the fund works, and to check our simple criteria before completing our quick and secure application.
You can also read some inspiring quotes from previous successful applicants of the fund.
What does time for you look like?
We recognise that support can look different for everyone. The Fund is set up to support carers to take some time out to do something that will help relax, recharge and bring joy. This can be based at home or involve taking a break away. Therefore, how you wish to spend the grant is flexible to your own situation, as long as it meets our basic criteria below. It could for example be towards a short break, equipment, or activity of your own choosing, such as gardening, fishing, gym membership or starting up a new home hobby. The list is endless! This is time for you - whatever that looks like.
What is the process?
The fund is open from 14th February and will run through the spring for as long as funding is available; we envisage this to be 2-3 months. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply; however please note that due to restricted availability of funding in 2023, new applicants who haven’t previously benefited from a grant will be given priority in consideration by the panel.
Every two weeks, our panel members will meet to agree successful applications. Panel members include people with a diagnosis of dementia and family carers. We hope you find the application process to be straightforward – we encourage applications to be submitted online wherever possible. However, if you would like to have a paper application this can be downloaded from the yellow tab on the right side of this page, or please contact your local Dementia Advisor or the Time for You team at [email protected] if you need additional help.
Please read the below criteria and guidelines before completing your application:
- You must be an unpaid carer living in Scotland and caring for someone with dementia.
- We can only accept one application per family/household.
- Once your application is approved by the panel, Alzheimer Scotland will securely process the grant into your bank account by online transfer.
- Please allow up to 4 weeks from submitting your application to receiving the grant.
- The grant must be spent during 2023 and on the purpose set out in your application.
- You can complete our application form here. If you have any further questions, please email us at [email protected]
Below are some quotes from previous successful applicants:
The time away helped me rest, recover and re-discover who I am as a person."
“For the first time in years I have the garden looking lovely – thank you!”
“We now add coffee or lunch to our weekly shopping trip, Mum relaxes and has a good laugh while giving her precious time away from caring – thank you!”
“The pottery class has kept my spirits up.