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Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national scheme which is provided by local authorities. The Fund pays out crisis grants and community care grants to people in crisis and to people who need support to live independently in the community.

These pages provide information about the Scottish Welfare Fund, crisis grants and community care grants.

Scottish Welfare Fund - overview

The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) has been set up because of changes to the Social Fund. You can get a crisis grant or community care grant from the SWF.

Scottish Welfare Fund - crisis grants

Information about who can and cannot get a crisis grant, what they can be made for, how to apply and how the decision to award a grant is made.

Scottish Welfare Fund - community care grants

Information about who can apply for a community care grant, what situations they can help with, how to apply, how the decision is made and challenging the decision.