The Scottish Welfare Fund is made up of 2 different grants.
To apply for a grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund you must be:
- 16 or older
- on a a low income or getting certain benefits
You can only apply through your local council. You cannot apply through the Scottish Government.
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
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