Independent Living Fund NOW Open!

From Monday 29th April 2024, the Independent Living Fund will be open to new applicants for the first time since 2010, delivering on a key commitment made in the Scottish Government’s 2023/24 Programme for Government.

The re-opened Independent Living Fund, is open to disabled people who have a local authority SDS budget of at least £800 to help people achieve additional independent living outcomes. The re-opened fund can pay a maximum of £330 per week. The age criteria for that Fund is 16 years and over, with no upper age limit. 

Independent Living Fund Re-Opens to New Applicants | ILF Scotland 

As part of this year’s Scottish Budget, an additional £9 million has been committed to ILF Scotland, bringing the total allocation to £62.4 million. This extra allocation is expected to allow the fund to handle 1,000 additional applications. The fund supports people to have greater choice over their social care and support – with many choosing to pay for Personal Assistants (PAs) to assist them in leading more active, independent lives. 

The Transition Fund, is a one-off grant for young disabled people aged 16 to 25 years of up to £4,000 to help them become more independent and actively participate in their local community. Transition Fund | ILF Scotland  

 please contact:  phone on 0300 200 2022 


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