Winter Aid 2022

What is the Winter Aid Offer?

The Scottish Government has again provided Who Cares? Scotland with funding so we can offer financial aid to Care Experienced people who have left care, Kinship carers and parents of a child looked after at home on a supervision requirement, to relieve the immediate impact of fuel, material, and food poverty during the winter period and because of COVID-19.

We are offering this support to Care Experienced people of all ages.

How we can help:

  • We are offering a one-off cash payment of up to £150 per applicant to help with costs of food and fuel.

How to apply:

Complete our application form below which will ask for some information about yourself and how we can support you.

If you need help to fill in the application form, you should ask your Advocacy and Participation Worker (APW) or call our National Office on 0141 226 4441.

Once you have completed the form, Who Cares? Scotland staff will contact you to discuss your application.

We will only accept one application per person. If you have already received Winter Aid from us this year and are still in need of support, try out these alternatives:

  • The Scottish Welfare Fund
    A series of funds to support those on low incomes and in need of financial assistance. Find out some more information about eligibility here and apply with your local council. If you need support to apply, get in touch with your APW or call our National Office.

When can I apply?

Our application form will open on Tuesday 11th January at 9.30am, and close on the Friday of that week at 5pm or when we reach 100 applications, whichever comes first. This will give our staff time to process the applications we receive. The form will then reopen the following Monday at 9.30am and close once we hit 100 applications or on Friday 21st. The form will open every subsequent Monday and close by every Friday until Monday 28th March at which point the offer will close.

We will update this webpage with information about when the form is closed and when it will reopen.

The Winter Aid Form is now closed, it will reopen Monday 24th January 9:30am

We have received our maximum number of applications, the form is closed to allow our staff to process them.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.