Money Advice Scotland:

National umbrella organisation which promotes the development of free, independent, impartial and confidential debt advice.

Citizen’s Advice Scotland:

They help more than 300,000 people solve their problems each year in communities everywhere from city centres to the Highlands and Islands.

They look at the problems people bring to their advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most.



These should be the first port of call as they have lots of information about local sources of help.

Indigent Gentlewomen’s Fund:

The Royal Society for the Relief of Indigent Gentlewomen in Scotland, the Society is a good source of funding for some women.

Applicants must be female, of Scottish birth or education and either unmarried, divorced or widowed. You must be over 50 and be of a professional standing either as daughters or widows of professionals or businessmen. Women teachers are classed as professionals in their own right.

They provide a valuable service as they are very knowledgeable about DWP benefits and are able to advise people on claiming said benefits.

Professionals Aid Council: 

The Professionals Aid Council is a leading occupational fund, providing grants to professionals below the UK poverty line, who have a strong educational background (degree level or equivalent) or who are part of a profession that requires these academic qualifications.


The Guild of Aid:

The Guild of Aid is a small benevolent fund which has helped people in the UK to combat poverty for over a century.  They help those who have, for reasons out of their control, fallen on hard times and have nowhere else to turn.

MacMillan Cancer Support:

Macmillan support you through a cancer diagnosis. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk.

The MS Society can help you get: Emotional support, Benefits guidance, and the right care.

Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust:

The Trust aims to help qualifying applicants some financial assistance towards holidays for women who are in need of a period of rest or holiday by reason of age, poverty, infirmity, disablement or social or economic circumstances. 

SSAFA - The Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Family Association:

SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. We provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and their families, every day of the year.

Kayleigh’s Wee Stars:

A charity based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, established to provide financial support for families where a child has a terminal illness.

Kayleigh’s Wee Stars can provide financial support to assist families whose children have been given a terminal diagnosis.

The donations can be used to fund trips and adventures, or simply help take the financial strain off families who need to provide care for their children.  

RAF Benevolent Fund:

If you were in the RAF or WRAF, including National Service, or are the partner, widow, widower or dependent of someone who was, we may be able to help