Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) Guidance last updated in April 2014

The aim of this guidance is to provide a framework for decision makers, in order to promote consistency in decision making. The SWF is a discretionary fund and therefore the guidance cannot cover all eventualities. It is intended to allow decision makers to meet the underlying objectives of the Fund, and will inform the operation of the SWF until permanent arrangements come into force.

You can apply for a Crisis Grant or a Community Care Grant by contacting your council.


Resources for Local Authorities and support workers



SWF - promotional materials available including:-
  • A3 poster
  • Two tri-fold A4 leaflets for general awareness, details of how to apply and information on an applicant's right to a review.
  • Information toolkit
Budget allocation for Local Authorities for Community Care and Crisis Grants 2014-2015

Local Authority staff can find more information, resources and share practice by joining the Welfare Reform Group on the Knowledge Hub.