Welcome to Short Breaks 4 Me - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council’s eMarketplace for Short Breaks.

We have launched this exciting new website in response to a review we carried out on how we managed our Short Breaks Personal Grants Scheme.

You can find out more information about why we have changed things on the next page.

Through Short Breaks 4 Me we hope to make it easier and quicker for families to apply for their grants and get the money. The eMarketplace will include a wide range of fun activities across the borough and provide good value for money. Families will have their grant credited to their online account and will be able to spend this money on activities available on the eMarketplace.

The system will also remove the need for parents to send in their receipts – which we know will be welcomed by many of you. As time goes on we will expand the range of available activities on the eMarketplace and we will do this in response to your feedback and suggestions. We want this to be a vibrant, well used site so your feedback is really important and will help us make sure Short Breaks 4 Me works well for families across the borough.

Find out more about how it all works here.

You can browse the eMarketplace and take a look at the range of activities on offer but you will need to create an account and apply online to have access to a Personal Short Breaks grant and have funds to spend.

Find out if you are eligible and how you can apply for your grant here.