How we can help – Family Support

Family Support Quick Reaction Funds

We listen and respond quickly to provide financial support when it is needed most by serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland.

We provide swift financial assistance to children, young people, and parents from Armed Forces families. We can provide financial help to young carers, student financial support or provide an immediate crisis grant as well as respite breaks for families.

We understand a range of factors can impact a family’s financial situation, and the COVID-19 Pandemic has presented many challenges to forces families across Scotland.

Many families have adapted to a loss in income or have experienced furlough or redundancy. In some cases, we have supported families who have experienced a breakdown in relationships during lockdown.

There are many day-to-day challenges, and we know things like surviving on a low-income, as well as so many other things right now, can be incredibly stressful.

We are here to help!

Apply for a family support Grant

We can accept applications on behalf of children and young people, from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland, from pre-school to 24 years old.

We can accept applications from Scottish parents who are currently serving or have served in the British Armed Forces on behalf of their family. We can also support serving families who aren’t Scottish but currently posted across Scotland too.

It’s always worth getting in touch with us if you are unsure of our application process, as Forces Children Scotland will consider many exceptional circumstances.

For further information, please get in touch with us on 0131 322 7350 or by emailing

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