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Scottish Welfare Fund (Local Authority Support)

Applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund will only be available from 1st April 2013. Access to the application process will be through face to face and telephone contact with the council. Applicants will be required to complete a detailed claim form and provide evidence to support their identity and address.The detailed process may differ between local authorities.
Support offered Referral / Contact details
Crisis Grants: Emergency / immediate threat to health and safety.Community Care Grants: Enable independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

Help can include cash, fuel cards, food vouchers, travel warrants, loaded store card for e.g. white goods/furniture.

Customers to contact the local authority for details.Find your local authority (Web)

 

 

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Anthony Quinn Trust Irvine Housing Assoc tenants only

 

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
1st Alliance Ayrshire – Credit Union Website
Riverside Housing – Irvine Website

 

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service
Known local foodbanks
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
East Ayrshire Foodbank Darvel residentsAvailable to benefit claimants
East Ayrshire Foodbank Available to benefit claimants in East Ayrshire
First Base Agency – Dumfries Available to benefit claimants in Dumfries
North Ayrshire Foodbank Available to benefit claimants in Irvine and Ardrossan
Trussell Trust – South Ayrshire Available to benefit claimants in South Ayrshire
Inverclyde -Trussell Trust Available to benefit claimant in Inverclyde
Renfrewshire – Trussell Trust Available to benefit claimants in Renfrewshire

 

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details

 

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details

 

Other welfare support

Support offered Contact details
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
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