0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

Funding and Support

Council Tax, utility bills, groceries and rent; these are just some of the financial commitments that many Veterans face for the first time when they leave the Services.  Because bills have previously been deducted from pay at source, it can be a challenge to budget for them, yet failing to do so can bring long-lasting negative consequences.

In this section we provide direction to credit unions, which can offer a wide range of affordable financial services, and to debt advice and support organisations that can give advice to avoid and, if necessary, recover from debt.

Some useful websites include:

National Debt Line

The law about debt is different depending on whether you live in England and Wales or Scotland. If you live in Scotland, make sure you are in our Scottish site so you get the right advice.

Scotland's Financial Health Service  

Welcome to Scotland’s Financial Health Service website (SFHS). This Scottish Government website is the place to come if you have financial concerns or are just seeking useful, free and impartial advice which you can trust.

Government Guide to Benefits, Tax Credits and Other Support 

A number of veterans are unaware of the various benefits and other support that they may be eligible for and as such the link below will offer advice and guidance.

Benefits Calculator 

You may be missing out on financial help that you are entitled to through welfare benefits. The entitled to calculator can help you check what you might be able to claim.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Education and training funding for veterans

You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:

  • are planning on leaving the armed forces
  • have already left and want to know more about your options

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The Veterans' Foundation Grant Applications

Trustees of the Veterans Foundation allocate grants every three or four months.  They welcome applications from Armed Forces charities and other organisations carrying out charitable work for serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces, qualifying merchant seamen, and their dependants, who are in need. Deadlines for applications are the end of December, March, May and September each year. Further details can be found on the website www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/grant-application/ .

Additional sources of funding for charities, community groups or social enterprise.

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using online websites. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, using these tools you can track down various sources of funding you need to make a difference in your community.  We have listed several of these organisation that you may wish to engage with regarding future funding of your projects.

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Funding websites

Join over 3,000 subscribers to the best-selling funding websites for charities, containing more sources, commentary and funding analysis than anywhere else.

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Baillieston Credit Union

Tel: 0141771 1771

94 Main St , Baillieston G69 6SL

Cardenden and Kinglassie Credit Union Limited

Tel: 01592 722937 Email: belprance@googlemail.com

41-43 Main Street , Cardenden KY5 0BJ