These events are for anyone affected by mental health problems either now or in the past.This includes people who have personal experience of mental health problems as well as people who care for others who have poor mental health.These are provided by payment card or kind and do not need to be paid back.
The amount of funding each council gets to spend each year on the Scottish Welfare Fund is limited and, unfortunately, there is not enough money to assist everyone who applies.
Scottish Welfare Fund is a limited budget, so unfortunately we are unable to pay everyone.
Once your application has been made it will be given a priority level of high, medium or low.
Normally, only high priority cases will receive support but this can vary on a month to month basis depending on the money available in the Scottish Welfare Fund budget.
High priority groups include: The effect of a grant also has to have an immediate and substantial effect on the applicant's circumstances.
Grants are available to anyone aged 16 or over and applicants should normally have a low income, for example be in receipt of a benefit such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Pension Credit.