Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund

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The Carers Acts Transformation Support (CATS) Fund has re-opened

A budget of around £0.5 million has been set aside to provide funding to third sector organisations to allow them to gear up for supporting the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) in 2018/19 through help with funding for transformation costs.

In Round 1 we were able to support 28 applications from organisations across Scotland to develop their capacity through improvements to their systems and/or technology. See what we have funded. We are keen to ensure that all the money set aside for this fund is distributed to eligible third sector organisations therefore we have opened up CATS Round 2.

Round 2 of this fund will focus on supporting third sector organisations which have a role in local implementation of the Act the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase hardware/software to improve their capacity to do so. We will also consider applications for refreshing website functionality. The amount available for distribution via this round is c £118k and grant awards will be minimum £1k – Maximum £8k per application.

The funding awarded to an organisation must be spent by 31 March 2019 and activity completed by that date also.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2018.

It is important that you read the pages listed on the right before applying.

If you require any further information on the Carers Acts Transformation Support (CATS) Fund or want to chat through a possible proposal contact Irene Connelly 0141 465 7537; email

Page last modified on 29th October 2018