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Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund team are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries and applications for Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

Due to the significant increase in demand it is taking us longer to deal with your application and normal timescales do not apply.

You will be contacted by a Scottish Welfare Fund Officer when your claim is ready to be assessed and advised whether your claim has been successful, refused or further information is required.

If you would like to access other services provided by the council, please visit :

If you would like a benefit check to make sure you are receiving your full benefit entitlement or would like more information about what other types of financial support may be available for you and your family, then please get in touch with the Advice Shop on 01506 283000 Option 4 or email

Online form to apply for a crisis/community care grant through the Scottish Welfare Fund.