0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

Funding

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.

Scotlands 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 eligable 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 entitledto 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.

APPLYING TO THE COVENANT FUND

APRIL 2018 TO MARCH 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Covenant Fund. The funding priorities for April 2018 to March 2019 include:

  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants and digital development
  • Armistice and Armed Forces Communities: supporting local communities to consider the Armed Forces Covenant and its relevance today in the context of the World War 1 commemorations

Further priorities will be announced in the coming months

Further information is available on the Covenant fund website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund

MORE INFO



Carntyne and Riddrie Credit Union Ltd

Tel: 0141 770 8200 Email: johnlyons1@btinternet.com

47 Gartcraig Road , PO Box 2274, Glasgow G33 2WX

Chryston and District Cerdit Union

Tel: 01236 870022

Glasgow G69 0EN

Citizens Advice Bureau Scotland

The advice and information provided by the bureau is highly regarded with decades of experience in delivering a free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and information services to the general public. They provide advice through face-to-face, telephone and email services, and online via our self- help advice on www.citizensadvice.org.uk .

The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) provides dedicated information, advice and support to members of    the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.

The service is provided by the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau Service, and the funding group is led by Poppyscotland. We work closely with many organisations, both Service related and others, to provide support to the people who contact us.

Need advice? 

We provide free, confidential, impartial information, advice and support to people who:

  • are currently serving in the Armed Forces, either Regular or Reserve, or a dependant of someone who is
  • have served in the Armed Forces, either Regular or Reserve, or a dependant of someone who has
  • are members of the Merchant Navy who served in a commercial vessel in support of legally defined UK military operations, or a dependant.

Our advice covers a range of areas, including benefits, debt, employment, relationships and housing.

Get in touch

  • Ask us to call you.  You can use the Get Advice from ASAP form on either of the above websites to send us your contact details, and an adviser will give you a ring back between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Visit your local bureau.

www.asapadvice.org.uk

Clackmannanshire Council

Tel: 01259 450000 Email: ysharp@clacks.gov.uk

Lime Tree House , Alloa FK10 1EX

Clackmannanshire Credit Union

Tel: 01259 214200

Tron Court , Tullibody FK10 2PS

Clenrothes and Levemouth Credit Union

1 College Street , Buckhaven KY8 1AB