There are some things that money can buy and which can make a big difference to quality of life.
Ecas gives out grants to help meet the costs of items or services which you can’t get through welfare benefits and other sources. For example, we’ve helped people buy furniture, white goods and electronic goods; pay for a holiday; meet student fees; and more.
How much we award
Standard: up to £750 (and you can apply again after two years)
Higher: up to £1,500 (and you can apply again after four years)
We occasionally give grants of over £1,500 but this is rare.
What grants are for
Grants can be for anything not covered by statutory sources (government, council, NHS). There are some other things that we don’t give money for. The application form explains what these are.
How long it takes to get a grant
We process applications when we receive them. We aim to let people know what we’ve decided within about eight weeks.
Please see https://www.ecas.scot/grants to download a grant application form.
Contact us for more information about the Ecas grant fund and how to apply.