Applications are now closed.
The ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme is focused on supporting individuals and families who have been particularly adversely affected by the impact of the pandemic, while at the same time providing financial support to the Scottish tourism sector.
Our application form is now live and will be open until Friday 26 November. Breaks can taken up to 31 December 2022. We propose to reopen applications again after Christmas, dependent on funding.
We will then convene an independent panel consisting of other unpaid carers, staff and HSCP partners, to review all applications before notifying successful applicants in December. The scheme is funded by Scottish Government, and it will be delivered locally by East Renfrewshire Carers Centre.
Due to pandemic restrictions, we know that many unpaid carers have been left without access to their normal support services. Many will have struggled due to extended periods of isolation and the lack of any meaningful breaks. The scheme will enable unpaid carers to enjoy a 2-3-night subsidised overnight break or day out in Scotland. The scheme offers a contribution towards an overnight stay in a bed and breakfast, camping/ holiday park, guest house, hotel or hostel or day visit activities in Scotland.