Space are delighted to be working in partnership with VOCAL on a pilot project to deliver the Young Carers Time to Live Programme in Edinburgh.

Young Carers supported by Space and the Broomhouse Hub, who are in need of a break from their caring role, can apply to the Young Carers Time to Live Programme.

Applications can be made from young carers aged 5-19 years, for a small grant to help towards taking a break. We know that getting out and about is hard at the moment, so a day trip may not be possible; the grant can be used towards lots of other things that might help get a break at home, such as:

  • exercise equipment
  • bicycle & helmet
  • musical instrument
  • online subscription/membership
  • outdoor/gardening equipment
  • art/craft supplies
  • lessons to up your skills in a hobby
  • complimentary therapy/spa
  • bus/rail pass
  • theme park ticket
  • cleaning/cooking/dog walking service


For more information on the application process please email with your name and postcode to support any inquiries. Or call 0131 455 7731 and ask for Scott.


 Thanks to Shared Care Scotland for providing this funding through the Short Breaks Fund.