Benefits and debt advice

Crisis grants and foodbanks

Crisis grants

If you are without money for essential items such as food and fuel you could apply for a Crisis Grant. To apply please call

0131 529 5299

Be prepared for a wait as the service is very busy at present.

You can also apply online

Turn2Us can provide help with grants and have a fund specifically for people in Edinburgh 

Crisis Edinburgh can support people who are homeless or in unsettled accommodation.



There are multiple foodbanks around Edinburgh. Each has its own referral arrangements.

Find a Trussel Trust foodbank.

More information on local food banks and pantries

Edinburgh Council’s Scottish Welfare Fund can also refer to some foodbanks. Call

0131 529 5299