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Financial Insecurity Fund

We understand that many households are experiencing uncertain times and struggling financially. In response to these issues we have created a fund from our share of the £20 million local authorities received from Scottish Government.

Perth & Kinross Child Payment

Households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction and that have children aged under six-years-old as at 11.12.2020 will receive a payment of £80 in respect of each eligible child. We aim to begin making payments from 21st December. We may be in touch with you to confirm bank details.

Families with a child/children under 6 years old that are not liable for Council Tax but who would have entitlement to Council Tax Reduction if they were are also eligible for this payment, this includes families living with other families, students and care leavers. If you are unsure then please get in touch with us to find out.

The Perth & Kinross Child Payment closes 30th April. If you think you're eligible please get in touch with us before this date.

Financial Insecurity Fund

We have also created a Financial Insecurity Fund so that you can apply for financial assistance if you have:

  • No Recourse to Public Funds,
  • Priority debts including fuel debt,
  • Broadband debt that prevents you from getting online or you require a data package,
  • Difficulty meeting the essential costs of children under 2-years or or a child of any age with a disability e.g. nappies, milk, wipes etc,
  • Additional costs of living rurally.

Apply Online or you call our Customer Service Centre on 0345 30 111 00 to make an application.

We aim to make decisions on applications within 15 working days.

If you are in crisis and you need money to tide you over until you are next paid then you should apply for a Crisis Grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Contact details

Welfare Rights Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476900 (Option 1)