Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics: Annual Update: 2021-22

The Scottish Welfare Fund comprises Community Care Grants – which help people to live independently – and Crisis Grants, which provide a safety net in a disaster or emergency.

This publication provides information on the SWF for 2021/22, and since 2013 when the scheme began.


1. For more information on experimental statistics please see the UK Statistics Authority Experimental Statistics web page.

2. UK guidance on housing costs for 18-21 year olds.

3. Scottish Government information on housing costs support.

4. These figures do not include Tier 1 reviews for East Ayrshire for 2013.

5. To ensure the correct SIMD rankings are applied this time series uses SIMD 2012 for the period April 2013 to September 2016, SIMD 2016 for the period October 2016 to December 2019, and SIMD 2020 from January 2020 onwards.

6. National Records of Scotland 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2019'.

7. Web page providing detail about CoSLA.

8. ProcXed.NET is Scottish Government's on-line validation software that supports local authorities in collecting and validating data.



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