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Short Break Grant scheme 2020/21 now open

Published On: 16/06/2020

Sheffield City Council is now accepting applications for the Short Break Grant. The purpose of the grant is to give parent carers a break from their additional caring responsibilities. You can apply for up to £400 per family.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021, and the activity must have taken place and the grant must be spent before 31 March 2021.

You can apply if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Your child has a diagnosed disability and receives a high rate component of DLA or an enhanced rate component of PIP*;
  • Your child is under 18 years of age;
  • You are in receipt of means-tested benefits OR your family household income is less than £21,000 a year;
  • You do NOT already receive a short break service (e.g. SNIPS club or befriending, overnight respite) or direct payment for this child

*If your child does not receive high rate DLA or enhanced rate PIP you can still apply, but you will need a relevant professional who knows your child and your family to complete and sign an "Impact Information Form" which explains your child’s disability and how this impacts on your whole family.

More information and an application form are available on the Council website.

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