Scottish Welfare Fund

Crisis grant

A crisis grant is a sum of money given by the Social Welfare Fund in a crisis. The grant is tax free and you don't have to pay back.

Apply for a crisis grant online or call the Scottish Welfare Fund on 0131 529 5299.

The opening times are

  • Monday to Thursday 10am to 4:45pm
  • Friday 10am to 3:40pm

If you are successful in receiving a grant you will get a text message with a code that can be used to redeem a cash award from a Paypoint vendor. Find your nearest Paypoint by searching for your postcode.

We decide on your crisis grant application by the next working day.

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