How we can help – Family Support

Support we can offer

We focus our support around the individual needs of the families who come to us. The support we give includes:

  1. Giving relevant support, advice and guidance to parents and families
  2. Signposting to other support services
  3. Awarding targeted and appropriate financial assistance to families in need of support

Apply for financial assistance

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.

There are three funds available to eligible families:

1. School Childrens’ Fund

Each year RCET support hundreds of families who have children in Primary and Secondary school. From clothing to school trips, tuition and equipment, get in touch today if think you might be eligible.

Download the School Children Fund info pack

All applications to this fund must be made via your local SSAFA branch. Find Your Local SSAFA Branch

2. College and University Student’s Fund

RCET have a limited pot of funds which are awarded to young people going to college or university. The monthly payment can be a great help to families under financial stress. Get in touch today to apply for an award.

Download the College and University Students Fund info pack

Download the College and University Students’ Fund Application form

3. Crisis Intervention Fund/Wellbeing Support

As of 2018 RCET are able to give financial assistance to families who are experiencing financial crisis or need extra support around the wellbeing of a child.

Download the Crisis Intervention Wellbeing Support Fund info pack

All applications to this fund must be made via your local SSAFA branch. Find Your Local SSAFA Branch

Who can apply?

We support the offspring of Scottish members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The child or young person can be non-Scottish as long as the parent is Scottish. Scottish being any of the following:

a. A born Scot

b. Living and serving with their family in Scotland

c. Veterans who have made Scotland their family home

We support Scottish offspring of members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The parent can be non-Scottish as long as the child is Scottish (whether living with the parent or not). Scottish being any of the following:

a. A born Scot

b. Living in Scotland

c. Currently being educated in Scotland

The child or children must have reached statutory pre-school age or above in the UK. Tertiary applicants must be aged 21 or under on the commencement of FE/HE education and study in a UK college/university on an Undergraduate programme only. Documentary proof of service and place of birth will be required.

N.B Exceptional circumstances may be considered at RCET’s discretion.

Useful contacts

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