Invercyde Carers Centre is please to announce our participation in the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme.

The ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme (the Scheme) is funded by Scottish Government and forms part of the Scottish tourism recovery programme. The new Scheme will enable low income families, unpaid Carers and disadvantaged young people to enjoy a two or three night subsidised break or day out in Scotland. The Scheme offers a contribution towards a holiday stay in hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts, hostels and guest houses or day visit activities in Scotland from October 2021 to December 2022.

Funding for the overnight breaks is capped at £400 for a two or three night stay, but a higher capped amount of £500 is available to eligible families or Carers who have children of school age and take a two or three night stay during school holiday periods (i.e. Easter, summer from June to August, October and Christmas and New Year).

Funding for day visits is capped at £200 for day tickets or passes both during the peak and off-peak season.

The key objectives of the scheme are :

  • To stimulate off-peak domestic breaks and day visits for low-income families, unpaid Carers and disadvantaged young people by offering subsidised breaks in Scotland.
  • To support the tourism and hospitality sector to recover when the pandemic lockdown measures have lifted and offer new target group and marketing opportunities.
  • To offer opportunities for improved well-being and greater participation in community life for the target groups.

Carers should read the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Information leaflet before applying. This contains information on how the scheme operates, who can apply and how the scheme is administered.

ScotSpirit Voucher Scheme -  Information Leaflet (read before applying)

Carers wishing to apply, should click the link below to complete the online application form.

ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme - Application Form

All  ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme applications will be considered at the next ScotSpirit Pannel on the 1st December 2021.

Carers who are successfull will be contacted by a support worker, who will tell discuss what breaks/day trips are available, that the Carer is able to request funding for.