The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.
You can apply for a:
- Crisis Grant – if you’re in crisis because of a disaster (like a fire or flood), or an emergency (like losing your money or job, or an unexpected expense)
Self-Isolation Support Grant – if you’ve been asked to self-isolate by Test and Protect because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will lose income as a result
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
How to apply for the Scottish Welfare Fund
You can only apply for a Crisis Grant, Self-Isolation Support Grant or Community Care Grant by getting in touch with your local council. To start an application for any of the three welfare fund options, go to; https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund/how-to-apply and start by choosing your local council.
Scottish Welfare Fund Phone Number
The Scottish Welfare Fund doesn’t have a national phone number because applications for the Crisis Grant, Self-Isolation Support Grant or Community Care Grant are handled at local council level. Contact your local council for more information.
Am I eligible for the Scottish Welfare Fund
You must be 16 or older and on a low income, or getting certain benefits, to apply for these grants.