Scottish Welfare Fund

Dumfries & Galloway Council manage Crisis Grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund to offer a safety net in the event of a disaster or emergency.

A crisis grant may help if:

  • you experience a disaster (like a fire or flood)
  • you have an emergency (like losing money or having to use all your money visiting a sick relative in hospital)
  • you need help with costs that have arisen as a result of emergency or disaster, to keep you and your family safe from harm

The help you could receive depends on the problems you may be facing. You might get money or another form of support such as a voucher, fuel card or furniture.

A Crisis Grant could help if your benefits were stopped or suspended and you didn’t have money for electricity or food.

You can contact the Scottish Welfare Fund team online or call Dumfries & Galloway Council on 0303 333 3007 who will be able to help you with the application process.