**Because of the current situation we are still accepting applications but understand that any grants offered, may have to wait until things return to normal, before they can be used.  Please feel free to apply now, it will give you something to look forward to**

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What we fund:

  • We fund suitably qualified carers to take over so that the usual carer can take a well earned break.
  • Most of our grants are for a few hundred pounds but we are happy to share funding with other sources.
  • Please note that we do not fund the carers break, or anything associated with it, just the caring support.
  • We do offer on week “carer breaks”, see our Breaks For Carers page for the separate application form for this.

If you are requesting support for summer camps at Camp Kef, Camp Horizon, Misgav or Tikva please contact them directly, they have their own forms, which need to be returned directly to the camp not to us.


Most of our referrals come from caring organisations, such as Crossroads, SSAFA or Age Concern, or directly from Social Services on behalf of individuals.

If you do not have contact with such an organisation you can still apply using the downloadable form on the left of this page, or simply contact us by phone, post or email (please see contact us section of this website).

To use this form you need Adobe Acrobat on you computer (which you can download here for free if required)

If you are using Apple or Android devices you need the free ‘Adobe Acrobat’ App which is in the App Store and Play Store.

If you would prefer a Word version, or a paper copy, please email, phone or write (details are on the contact us page)


Text to Donate

Please text “Carers” to 70450 to donate £5

Texts cost £5 plus standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via SMS.  If you’d like to give £5 but without opting in to receive marketing communication from us text “Carersnoinfo” to 70450


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The Respite Association is a registered charity No 1193232 (formerly 1086598 from 2001 to 2021)