Family Fund is one of several charities working in Scotland that has received a share of extra funding from Scottish Government as part of a winter support package to help meet the needs of those affected by poverty at Christmas and in the new year.

We have received £162,000 in extra funding, which we estimate will allow us to help a further 350 families in Scotland in the coming weeks.

Overall, £3.3 million in funding has been committed to support those most in need of help, including lone parents, families with a disabled child or young person, kinship carers, care leavers and families with a loved one in prison.

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell MSP said "“This funding will strengthen the help available to families across Scotland – supporting people during the festive period and throughout the winter months."

Visit our 'Apply for a grant' page to find out more about what help is available and how you can apply.