Renfrewshire Council

Apply for Community Care Grants

Community Care Grants

A Community Care Grant can be provided to qualifying individuals for the following reasons:

  • To enable qualifying individuals who are leaving care or imprisonment to establish or maintain a settled home, where without a grant there is a risk that the individual will not be able to do so
  • To enable qualifying individuals to maintain a settled home, where without a grant there is a risk of the individual needing to go into a care institution
  • To enable qualifying individuals to establish or maintain a settled home after being homeless, or otherwise living an unsettled way of life
  • To enable qualifying individuals to maintain a settled home in a situation where that individual, or another individual in the same household, is facing exceptional pressure

If you don't meet any of the conditions above the council may be able to make an award in exceptional circumstances.

If you qualify for a Community Care Grant, it is the council's policy that where possible, we'll provide you with the goods you need.

From 1 September 2017, the Council will trial the way it provides white goods to Scottish Welfare Fund customers. The purchase of refurbished white goods will allow the Council to manage the Welfare Fund budget effectively, assist more people who are in need, while still providing goods of the appropriate quality to approved applicants.

Applying for a Community Care Grant

To apply, use our online application.

Alternatively, you can apply using the facilities in your local library or download an application form from the menu on the right.

You can also get this application form from one of our customer service points.

Once you have made your Community Care Grant application, Renfrewshire Council will contact you within 15 working days to advise you of the decision.

Our Advice Works Team can help with your Community Care Grant application and can also offer other financial advice. Call their helpline on 0300 300 1238 (Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm) to arrange an appointment.

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