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Jan 25

Burns Night Special: Scottish Funding Round-Up

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To celebrate Burns Night, we’d like to share with our Scottish friends that as well as the great poet himself, there is a whole host of Scottish funding available, that they may not even be aware of.

To coincide with our monthly Hardship Grants round up (many of which are available UK wide so inclusive of Scotland too) This includes help with living costs, self-isolation grants and job start patents, with a lot more to investigate. It’s worth having a look at the below list to see if you or your family qualify for help.

Lang may yer lum reek!

Grants and support available

Money Available in Scotland

Aside from Scottish funding, we other forms of support available. We have compiled a list to try and help our Scottish readers.

Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland

In the future, payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children in Scotland will transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Social Security Scotland.

A new benefit called Child Disability Payment will replace DLA for children in Scotland. There will be no change to the amount you are paid.

Children and young people in Scotland will continue to get Child Disability Payment until they are 18.


If you’re aged 15 to 25 with a disability or impairment you can apply to the Transition Fund for money to help you take part in a new activity or learn a skill.

To apply for the Transition Fund, you’ll need to apply to ILF Scotland.

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.


Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods are payments that help towards the costs of being pregnant or looking after a child.


This includes a range of different help. Including heating allowance, help with energy bills and housing allowance and payment. Take a look here.

Funding Scotland

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

Thistle Scotland say they are there for anyone living with a long-term health condition, disability or facing a challenging life situation.

Baby Box

Like in Scandinavia, all newborn babies in Scotland will be given a ‘Baby Box‘ of essential items, containing things like:

  • clothes, from newborn up to 6 months
  • a digital under arm thermometer
  • bath and room thermometer
  • a bath towel
  • a changing mat
  • books

The box also has a mattress, mattress protector and 2 fitted sheets.


More benefits for Scottish people and residents of Scotland here.


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