Children's Targeted Short Breaks

The allocation process and opportunity to bid for 2016/17 grant funding is now open.

For all providers that currently deliver, or have an interest in delivering, targeted short breaks/play schemes to disabled children & young people in Leeds. Grants will be awarded to organisations based on the effectiveness and sustainability of their provision whilst developing a personalised approach to meet the needs of children, families and the city.

Leeds City Council is very keen on providing a diverse and personalised offer in all areas of the city, therefore ALL applications will be considered. As part of this process, LCC are also looking to expand the range of targeted short breaks catering to the following groups;

  1. Young people aged 11+ (including those with challenging behaviour and/or autism)
  2. Children/young people requiring emergency support
  3.  Families that wish to involve their disabled children/young people in their own activities
  4. Deaf/hearing-impaired children/young people
  If you would like to apply for a grant, please ensure you register on YORtender via (follow the link for instructions on how to do so) and search for the following schemes: Targeted Short Breaks: A3QD – RCEGDX Playschemes: A3QH – P6PDL9   The deadline for applications is 12pm, 30th November 2015.   If you have any questions, please contact  0113 3952920 or email