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.