Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Welfare Fund festive opening hours (closed if not stated)
Mon 24 Dec - 8.45am-2.30pm
Thu 27 Dec - 10am-2pm
Fri 28 Dec - 10am-3pm,
Mon 31 Dec - 10am-3pm
Thu 3 Jan - 10am-3pm

Contact: 0300 300 0204

Apply for a Crisis Grant

Crisis Grant

A Crisis Grant can be awarded to meet expenses that have arisen as a result of an emergency or disaster, in order to avoid serious damage or serious risk to the health or safety of the applicant or their family.

  • In the case of an emergency, only living expenses may be awarded
  • In the case of a disaster, both living expenses and household goods may be awarded

Applying for a Crisis grant

To apply for a crisis grant, please call 0300 300 0204 (Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.15pm, Friday 8.45am-3.25pm). This is the best way to apply due to the urgency of your situation.

This line is open for enquiries only until 4.45pm Monday to Thursday, and 3.55pm on Friday.

Once you have made your application, Renfrewshire Council will contact you within 2 working days to advise you of the decision.

If you would prefer not to phone, you can download an application form.

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

Payment of Crisis Grant award

We can pay the sum of money directly to your bank account. If you don't have a bank account, we can give you a voucher that you can take to a local PayPoint outlet.

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