How we can help – Grants

We might be able to help

When times are tough, surviving on a low or a limited income can be hard.

To help ease money worries we are able to support Armed Forces families with grants to assist with school and university or college expenses. Everyone needs a little support at times and we are there to help you.


Our initial criteria are to be a child or dependent of a Scot (by birth), who has served in the UK Armed Forces for a period of one year’s continuous service. If you meet these criteria there are two funds you can apply to:

  • School Children Fund
  • University and College Students Fund

School Children Fund

This fund is available to parents or carers of children who are in Primary and Secondary education. There is no strict deadline for applications, however, you are encouraged to apply before the beginning of the academic year.  If you have any questions please do contact us directly in the first instance, however, all applications to this fund must be made via your local SSAFA branch. Find Your Local SSAFA Branch

University and College Students Fund

This fund is available to students in Tertiary education. The grant can pay for essentials such as:

  • Travel and living expenses
  • Course-related materials and equipment.

Applications should be received by 1 August 2018. Please apply directly to RCET using the Tertiary Application form.

If you or somebody you know could benefit from our support, please get in touch by calling 0131 220 2224, or emailing

Useful contacts

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