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Short Breaks Grant scheme now open

Published On: 24/10/2018

Sheffield City Council is now accepting applications for the Short Breaks Grant. You can apply for up to £400 per family. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019, and the activity must have taken place and the grant spent before 31 March 2019.

Due to recent changes to the eligibility criteria for the grant, many families who previously received the grant may no longer be eligible. You can apply if:

  • Your child has a disability
  • Your child is under 18 years of age at the time of application or when you are going to use the grant
  • You are in receipt of means-tested benefits or your family household income is less than £21,000 a year
  • You do not receive any other short break or respite service or a Direct Payment

If you believe you meet these criteria then your first step is to complete a Household Income Assessment by calling 0114 273 4567 choose option 4 and then option 2. You will be helped through the process.

When you receive confirmation that you are eligible to apply for the grant, please download the application form and guidance notes or email and we will post one to you.

Please do not send in an application until you have completed the Household Income Assessment as we will not be able to process it.

If you have any queries about the application process for the Short Breaks Grant, please contact us on: or call 0114 273 6032.

More information is available on the Council Website page Short breaks for children

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