supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Transition Fund [support young people living a disability]
Independent Living Fund's (ILF) new Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments. The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 25 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people. The Fund is for those who have little or no formal support from Social Work Services or through Self Directed Support (SDS) to be included and actively participate in their community
Who can apply?
Those who are between the age of 15 and 25 years old, have lived in Scotland for the last 6 months, have an impairment or disability (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) and have less than £27,250 of personal savings, can apply to this fund. Further details on eligibility criteria can be found here.
How to apply?
Offline: phone ILF on 0300 200 2022 or request an application form by writing to:ILF Scotland, Ground Floor, Denholm House, Almondvale Way, Livingston EH54 6GA.