Scottish Welfare Fund



Scottish Welfare Fund pays out £26m to struggling Scots in nine months

More than £26 million in grants have been issued in nine months through the Scottish Welfare Fund to help Scottish households in need.

Published 26 April 2017

Scottish Welfare Fund to be extended amid ‘shameful’ UK housing benefit changes

Support has been stepped up for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness due to UK government changes to housing benefit, social security secretary Angela Constance has said.

Published 27 March 2017

Scottish Welfare Fund allocates £116m in almost four years

The Scottish Welfare Fund has allocated grants totalling £116 million to low income households since the scheme was established in 2013.

Published 1 February 2017

Job boost at RSBi with multi-million pound contract

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has directly created 16 new jobs as a result of its contract to supply furniture to vulnerable individuals being supported by the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 24 January 2017

£9.2m of support given to low income households

Low income households have benefitted from £9.2 million in grants in the first three months of this financial year thanks to the Scottish Welfare Fund, new figures have shown.

Published 26 October 2016

Over 200,000 households given £98m welfare assistance in three years

More than 200,000 low income households have received almost £98 million in grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund, according to official statistics.

Published 27 July 2016

Over £24m awarded through Scottish Welfare Fund in nine months

A total of £24.5 million was awarded through the Scottish Welfare Fund during the first nine months of 2015/16, official statistics have revealed.

Published 28 April 2016

Scottish Welfare Fund tops £81m of support for vulnerable households

More than 178,000 vulnerable households, including around 59,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 27 January 2016

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Extra council support for West Dunbartonshire families in crisis

West Dunbartonshire Council has extended the service it provides to help residents facing extreme hardship.

Published 7 December 2015

Scottish Welfare Fund reaches more than 164,000 vulnerable households

More than 164,000 vulnerable households, including around 54,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 28 October 2015

Scottish Welfare Funds independent review process consultation

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has launched a consultation to help inform the way it will approach and manage reviews about welfare fund decisions.

Published 7 September 2015

Over 150,000 households given Scottish Welfare Fund assistance

More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 28 July 2015

Scottish Welfare Fund helps nearly 135,000 households

The Scottish Welfare Fund has helped nearly 135,000 households since the scheme began in April 2013, according to new statistics.

Published 29 April 2015