Where a little
means a lot...

We provide small grants to people in Edinburgh in urgent need.

Most are for essential living costs such as food, travel, and gas and electricity. Our maximum grant is usually £30.

We focus on those situations where a little means a lot, and prioritise people in the most difficult circumstances – such as those sleeping rough with no income, or with no recourse to public funds.

We aim to be the funder of last resort. That means you must apply for a crisis grant before we can consider an application from you. Crisis grants are quick, easy to apply for, do not have to be repaid, and usually offer a lot more than we can.

To apply

Please note, applications must be made by a professional such as a support worker, housing officer, benefit adviser, or health visitor. If you personally need support, see our leaflet for details of people who can help you.

By submitting this form, you agree that you have the consent of the prospective beneficiary for us to process their data in line with our privacy and data protection policy.

Application checklist

The applicant lives in Edinburgh;

The applicant has applied for, and been refused, a crisis grant;

The applicant has income of less than £100 per week;

A grant of up to £30 will make a big difference.