Welfare Trust charitable payments are administered by the Scottish Welfare Fund Team.
Before making an application to the Welfare Trust, applicants should consider whether their need(s) can be met via a Community Care Grant. Needs that can be met via a Community Care Grant will not be met via the Welfare Trust.
To be considered for a Welfare Trust payment the applicant / family must:
- Reside in the Perth & Kinross area
- Have no savings/capital that can be used to cover the cost of the need
- Have a low income or be experiencing financial hardship
- Be vulnerable due to age, ill-health, disability or other disadvantage
The Welfare Trust can only normally meet a one-off need and no more than two awards can be made in a rolling 12 month period.
Welfare Trust payments cannot replicate / duplicate assistance that is provided elsewhere e.g. through statutory or other provision.
How do I apply?
You will receive automatic notification that we have received your application. You will also receive your decision via email.
We aim to make a decision within 15 working days, however crisis payments can be awarded within 1 working day.
If we make an award it may be paid in-kind, cash or via electronic bank transfer.
The Welfare Trust is a combination of small charitable funds that we administer on behalf of Trustees, as such there are no review rights attached as it is a charity not a Government scheme.