Scottish Welfare Fund

by East Dunbartonshire Council

Money

The Scottish Welfare Fund is there to help you if you are on benefits, have a low income or are having problems in paying a one-off expense. Grants do not need to be paid back to the Council, but are intended to meet one-off needs rather than on-going expenses.

There are two types of grants:

Crisis Grants - to provide a safety net in an emergency or when there is an immediate threat to health or safety.

Community Care Grants - to enable qualifying individuals to establish or maintain a settled home. Community Care Grants are also intended to help families who are facing exceptional pressure.

Grants are available to anyone aged 16 or over who lives or intends to live in East Dunbartonshire. Applicants should normally have a low income, for example be in receipt of a benefit such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Pension Credit. However, applicants DO NOT have to be in receipt of a benefit to receive a grant. Anyone who has a low income, or does not have access to their money, can apply.


Last updated 17 Sep 2018, 4:22 p.m.

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Contact information

0300 1234510
scottish.welfare@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
Website

Service areas

East Dunbartonshire