Time to Live Fund

This is a lifeline for carers and can improve your own health to continue to care for others.​​
Patricia Griffin*
Carer from Angus

Are you an unpaid carer who could do with a break?

The Time to Live fund enables us to provide local unpaid carers from Angus with grants of up to £350 to help you take a short break which benefits carers and, or those you care for. This gives you the freedom to choose a break that suits your lifestyle – whether that’s a one-off event, a short break away, or enabling you to have regular time away from your caring role.

What can be funded?

This fund allows you to apply for a one-off grant for an activity/event/short break, piece of equipment or other forms of support.

Examples are:

  • A break away
  • Gardening equipment or furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • A meal out
  • Online study, classes, sports, exercise
  • Tutoring or extra support for home schooling
  • Gaming equipment
  • Arts & Crafts equipment or supplies
  • A TV, tablet, laptop, etc
  • Subscription to a TV streaming service
  • Musical instrument or equipment
  • Equipment for a hobby, interest
  • Subscriptions for audio books, magazines

If you are unsure if your break of choice will qualify, please get in touch for a chat about it.


The fund is open to unpaid carers of all ages from 8 years old upwards, regardless of who you are caring for. To apply for a Time to Live grant from Angus Carers Centre, Carers will have to meet the following criteria of the Time to Live funding:

  • Applicants must be Adult Carers, Parent Carers, Young Adult Carers or Young Carers. A Carer is defined as someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not manage without this help due to a long-term illness, disability, mental health, or use of substances.
  • You do not need to be registered with Angus Carers Centre to apply.
  • Registration is welcomed but should you choose not to register with us you will need to provide the name and contact details of someone who knows you in a professional capacity such as a carer support worker, health professional, Guidance Teacher, or GP.  We will need to contact them to confirm your caring role.
  • You must live in the Angus Council area.
  • You must not have received funding in the last 12 months through any Time to Live grant.

Time to Live is a funding programme of the Short Breaks Fund, operated by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the National Carers Organisations and the Scottish Government.  

Need more information?

Get in touch if you want to have a chat about Time to Live on 01241 439157 or enquiries@anguscarers.org.uk

* name has been changed


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