Previous social tourism schemes
We have previously partnered with charities to deliver social tourism schemes. These supported low-income families and unpaid carers to benefit from a break in Scotland.
ScotSpirit holiday voucher scheme
This was part of a post-COVID recovery scheme funded by the Scottish Government. We delivered the scheme in partnership with The Family Holiday Charity and Shared Care Scotland.
Together, they administered the delivery of breaks to unpaid carers and low-income families.
The scheme supported over 10,000 people. They enjoyed a part funded subsidised break or day trip that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to take.
A total of 3,464 short breaks were taken, broken down into 2,825 carer breaks and 639 family breaks.
Recipients chose from one of 229 participating businesses nationwide. These included accommodations and visitor attractions across Scotland.
The scheme injected £1,273,597 into the sector. But it also boosted regional investment through supplementary tourism spend.
ScotSpirit donation programme
From 2016 to 2019, we ran the ScotSpirit donation programme in collaboration with The Family Holiday Charity. This supported families experiencing disadvantage to enjoy a tourism experience.
It enabled over 1,600 families to enjoy a short break or day-out, with over 6,200 people benefitting from the scheme.