Crisis and Community Care Grants - Scottish Welfare Fund

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COVID19 / Cornonavirus Outbreak Update (30 March 2020)

Note that Council Advice Services and the Scottish Welfare Fund continue to provide essential services throughout the COVID19 crisis. Note that the services are working via telephone and email but are able to provide the same services normally provided.

Please telephone 01382 431188 and select the correct service as detailed below

For Scottish Welfare Fund press 1
For Council Advice Services press 2
For DEEAP Energy Advice press 3

Also for more information on changes to Social Security Benefits and what to claim during the COVID19 pandemic please see here. This leaflet gives up to date information on what to claim during the Coronavirus outbreak and also gives contact details for Council Advice Services, Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau and Brooksbank Centre and Services.

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund was introduced on 1st April 2013 as part of changes to the UK Government’s Social Fund scheme. As a result of these changes, crisis loans and community care grants which were formerly managed by the Department of Work and Pensions have now stopped. The new replacement fund consists of crisis grants and community care grants and will be delivered locally by Dundee City Council based on guidance from the Scottish Government.

Crisis Grants can provide you with a safety net in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Community Care Grants can help you to leave care and live on your own, or to continue living in your own home.

Details of Dundee City Council’s Scottish Welfare Fund scheme can be found in the leaflet Introducing the Scottish Welfare Fund.

If you would like to apply for a crisis grant or a community care grant online please click on the button.

Apply for a Crisis/Community Care Grant

You can also make a telephone application by phoning 01382 431188.

Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm