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If you need urgent help with money, food or fuel

Your local council might be able to help if you need urgent help with money, food or fuel.

Each local council has their own service with different rules. The help they offer could include:

  • loans or grants
  • food vouchers
  • fuel vouchers
  • recycled clothes or household items

You need to contact your local council to find out what support they can offer.

Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council Angus Council Argyll and Bute Council Clackmannanshire Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) Dumfries and Galloway Council Dundee City Council East Ayrshire Council East Dunbartonshire Council East Lothian Council East Renfrewshire Council Edinburgh Council Falkirk Council Fife Council Glasgow City Council The Highland Council Inverclyde Council Midlothian Council Moray Council North Ayrshire Council North Lanarkshire Council Orkney Islands Council Perth & Kinross Council Renfrewshire Council Scottish Borders Council Shetland Council South Ayrshire Council South Lanarkshire Council Stirling Council West Dunbartonshire Council West Lothian Council

Local advice and support

The Independent Food Aid Network has produced a leaflet called 'Worrying about money' which can help you find out what support is available in your local area.

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