The Scottish Welfare Fund is a service provided by councils to provide financial support to the most vulnerable in society in times of crisis. It is normally a one-off grant for living expenses or household goods. The Fund offers crisis grants and community care grants.

People accessing the Scottish Welfare Fund may require wider support to help with a range of issues and challenges which may have led them to the Fund in the first place. Charities, community and voluntary organisations can offer preventative, tailored support, advice and information to individuals and families.

Third sector welfare support organisations

Find the right charity or voluntary organisation to help people needing welfare support using a powerful new database.  

Get Involved is a database of over 40,000 charity, community and voluntary organisations in Scotland. It can help you find the right organisation and support for people accessing the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Searching using the term “welfare support” in the key word box will provide a list of organisations that can provide support. This can be refined further using the location or activities criteria.Get Involved logo

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Welfare reform training

Do your staff and volunteers need help to keep up with changes to the benefits system and the impact that is having on your clients?

We’ve put together a list of third sector organisations delivering training around welfare reform issues.

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