How we can help – Family Support

Support we can offer during COVID-19

We know that many Armed Forces families may be finding the impacts of COVID-19 are placing an unmanageable strain on their family financially and emotionally.

Our Crisis Intervention Fund is open to any family who is struggling with:

  •  Paying for food to feed your family
  •  Emergency top-ups to utility bills to keep houses warm and lights on
  •  Children’s Clothing

How to Apply

To apply download and fill out our application form

We recognise that some of the information may be difficult for you to find or that you may need some help to fill out the form. If you do need any help or know a family without access to the internet then please call us on 0131 322 7350 or email us on as soon as you can.

Suspension of other Services due to COVID-19

We know that we normally offer additional supports to families. In light of the severe impact COVID-19 is having on our communities we have had to make the decision to suspend the following Funds until further notice.

  • School Children’s Fund
  • Tertiary Support Fund
  • Family Time Respite Break Fund
  • Young Carers Respite Break Fund

All children and families currently receiving support will still receive this and we will do all we can to reinstate these Funds as soon as we can. Our priority is supporting the families that are struggling the most.

Who can apply?

We support Scotland’s Armed Forces children, and their families.

A parent can be: born in Scotland, living or serving with their family in Scotland or veterans who have made Scotland their home to be eligible.

A child can be: born in Scotland, living in or being educated in Scotland to be eligible.

Families must have children between the ages of 3 and 21. You will be asked for documentary proof of service and place of birth.

N.B Exceptional circumstances may be considered at RCET’s discretion, and if you are worried that you won’t be able to access certain documents at this time please call us.

Useful contacts

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