Short Breaks Scheme 2024-2025


Applications for the scheme for April 2024-March 2025 closed on 17th March 2024.

Applications received after this date will only be accepted where there are extenuating circumstances OR where the child/young person became eligible for the scheme after this date (in this situation, a reduced entitlement will be awarded.)

No applications, under any circumstance, will be accepted after 31 October 2024.


Increased demand for the full activity hours and combination options of short breaks has meant we have reached the limit of activity hours we can offer to children and young people this year. This means that that those families now applying for short breaks will be offered the direct payment option. If this option is likely to cause additional hardship please contact us at

More information about the Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme can be found on the Short Breaks - Local Offer ( website.

In order to apply for the Short Breaks Scheme, you will need to create a Wiltshire Council account, if you have not already done so.

Registering an account allows you to access a range of council services online.

Press Start to create or check your Short Breaks Scheme applications.