Time for You Fund – For Carers Caring for Someone with DementiaMarch 3rd 2022, By Graham Illsley
What is the ‘Time for You’ Carers Fund?
Alzheimer Scotland has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to help support unpaid carers of people with dementia living in Scotland. They have had the privilege of delivering a fund like this in the past and know how great the benefits can be for those caring for someone with dementia.
What does time for you look like?
For some people it could be having the space to do a hobby, a membership to your local gym or a night away. You can apply for a grant of up to £300 to pay for a short break, equipment, or activity of your own choosing. This means that what you can apply for is very individual and personalised to each unique situation. This is time for you – whatever that looks like.
What is the process?
The fund will run for a period of six months. Each month, their friendly panel members will meet to agree successful applications. Panel members include people with a diagnosis of dementia and family carers. They hope you find the application process to be straightforward – please do contact your local Dementia Advisor if support is required.
How can I apply?
The criteria is simple:
- You must be a carer living in Scotland and caring for someone living with dementia. The grant is for you, the carer, to take some time to do something that will bring you joy.
- Alzheimer Scotland will securely process your bank details to deposit the grant and ask you to confirm receipt.
- There is a maximum grant limit of £300.
If you know of anyone who may benefit from this fund, please share the details with them.