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Scottish Welfare Fund - Covid-19 response

In direct response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Scottish Government relaxed the Welfare Fund Guidance and increased our funding allocation. This has allowed us to provide financial assistance to those in need during the crisis.

The table below breaks down the level of demand for each month since January and shows a spike in April. Due to the nature of the fund the amount recorded as "spend" can be subject to change due to review rights. 

MonthNo. of applicationsNo. of awardsAverage award rateSpend
January42926261%£25,100
February42426061%£23,855
March58038767%£39,758
April72051571%£54,018
May56538969%£41,518

Contact details

Scottish Welfare Fund

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476900 (Option 2)