You must be 16 or older and on a low income, or getting certain benefits, to apply for a grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund.
There are different grants you can apply for depending on your circumstances. You do not need to pay these grants back.
You can apply for a:
- Crisis Grant – to help with an unexpected emergency like a fire or flood, losing your money or your job
- Community Care Grant – to help you or someone you care for to start to live, or to carry on living, a settled life in the community
You need to apply through your local council.
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