Crisis grants for those hit by Storm Desmond

Are you on a low income and have been affected by the recent flooding in the wake of Storm Desmond ?

If so you may qualify for assistance by from the Scottish Welfare Fund. Dumfries and Galloway Council are encouraging those who are eligible to make a claim for support.

A Crisis Grant can be awarded to families or individuals on a low income to meet expenses that have arisen as a result of an emergency or disaster in order to avoid serious damage or serious risk to the health or safety of the applicant or their families.

Awards can be made for immediate short term living expenses for food and energy costs, as well as many essential household items.

Applications can be made online at or you can request a call back to complete a claim form over the phone on 030 33 33 3007.

The help you may receive will depend on the difficulties you are facing and your household circumstances.