Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF)
Crisis Grants for people on income-related benefits who, due to an emergency or disaster, have no money to pay for immediate essential living costs, or
Community Care Grants to pay for essential items to help a vulnerable person to leave care or supported accommodation, or remain in their own home.
Contact: SWF is administered by Edinburgh City Council.
- Telephone: 0131 529 5299
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Offering free debt help and money courses. Anyone with an income either benefits or employment who is facing debt is eligible for support. CAP is unable to support people who are self employed.
- Call head office in England to make first contact – 0800 328 0006
You will then be referred to a local branch in Edinburgh and an advisor can visit you in your home or somewhere local to you.