To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’d like to share with our Scottish friends a whole host of Scottish funding that is available, that they may not even be aware of.
This includes cost of living support, welfare funds and help with energy bills. It’s worth having a look at the list below to see if you or your family qualify for help:
- Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland
- ILF Scotland Transition Fund
- Scottish Welfare Fund
- Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods
- Heating and Energy Help
- Funding Scotland
- Thistle Scotland
- Baby Box
Grants and support available
Payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children in Scotland is transferring from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Social Security Scotland.
A new benefit called Child Disability Payment is replacing 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.
The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.
This includes a range of different help. Including heating allowance, help with energy bills and housing allowance and payment. Take a look here.
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.
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
The box also has a mattress, mattress protector and 2 fitted sheets.
More benefits for Scottish people and residents of Scotland here.