How we can help – Family Support

What we can offer you:

We know that times can be tough for Armed Forces families and surviving on a low income can be hard. Some families may also be dealing with other issues such as long-term mental or physical ill health or a change in family circumstance which may be putting pressure on already limited resources emotionally and financially.

We can offer families a listening ear. We’ll support you and signpost you to other charities or services that we work with that may be able to support you, even if we can’t.

For families that are struggling we can also provide financial assistance. Take a look at the Funds below by clicking on their names to see if they might be able to help your family.

Who can we support?

We can support the children of Armed Forces personnel and veterans born in, living in or currently being educated in Scotland.

We support children from pre-school up to the age of 21.

You may be asked to provide proof of your service and place of birth in order to receive support.

If you are unsure if you are eligible then please get in touch with us on 0131 322 7350 or by emailing familysupport@rcet.org.uk. It’s always worth getting in touch as exceptional circumstances can be considered.

How to Apply?

]If you are an Armed Forces young person or an Armed Forces family with children we might be able to help you. Get in touch with us on 0131 322 7350 or by emailing familysupport@rcet.org.uk.

For some of our funds you may then be asked to make an application via your local SSAFA branch so it is worth getting in touch with them too. You can find your local SSAFA branch here.

What funds are available?

Useful contacts

If we cannot help then many other organisations offer support.
Please see below for more useful links: