Autism Short Break grants

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Car­ers of autis­tic adults liv­ing in South La­nark­shire are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for an Autism Short Break to have a well-earned rest.

More than 300 car­ers across Scot­land were given grants for nights away, spa vis­its, foot­ball games, For­mula One rac­ing and con­certs from the first round of Autism Short Breaks fund­ing.

This money has been made avail­able to help the par­ents and car­ers of autis­tic adults to take time out.

The £ 100,000 fund re­opened for ap­pli­ca­tions this week.

It is de­liv­ered by three lead­ing autism char­i­ties; The Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety Scot­land, Autism Ini­tia­tives and Scot­tish Autism and has awarded just un­der £1mil­lion which will col­lec­tively ben­e­fit more than 4,000 car­ers and their fam­i­lies.

Autism Short Breaks fund­ing ap­plies to fam­i­lies and car­ers of an adult with autism (over 16 years of age).

The carer may be some­one un­der the age of 16. Grants of up to £300 are avail­able.

To make an ap­pli­ca­tion, please visit autismshort­breaks.org.uk

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