The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.
You can apply for a:
- Crisis Grant – if you are in crisis because of a disaster (like a fire or flood), or an emergency (like losing your money or an unexpected expense). A crisis grant can provide a safety net to meet one-off needs, for basic living expenses such as food, gas and electricity or to purchase items where there is no other means of support.
- Community Care Grants – to help you or someone you care for to start to live, or to carry on living a settled life in the community. These grants also help people facing exceptional pressure and they also help people set up or keep a settled home.
Older people, families, couples and people who live alone can qualify, depending on your circumstances. Eligibility criteria must be satisfied to access the fund.