Crisis grants and community care grants


Other sources of help and advice

Money and debt advice


Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. For more information visit the Turn2Us website.

Family Fund

The Family Fund gives grants to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child aged 17 or under, dependant on the parent or carer’s income. For more information visit the Family Fund website.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau offers free debt management and money advice services. Visit the Angus Citizens Advice Bureau website for more information.

Credit Unions

Offer a variety of savings options that can help you to manage your money:

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service offers free, unbiased advice on maintaining a budget, debt, borrowing, credit, insurance and general day-to-day money matters. For more information visit the Money Advice Service website.

Employment, volunteering and training

Volunteer Centre Angus

Voluntary Action Angus encourages people who want to get involved in volunteering and helps them find the best opportunity to suit them. They will also help people by providing training which helps with pre-volunteering skills.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland helps individuals realise their potential by offering career advice, on-the-job training and funding for learning. They also offer advice for people who have recently been made redundant. 

Other help and advice

For details on local organisations offering help with furniture and household items visit our recycling pages.

Energy Saving Trust Scotland

The Energy Saving Trust Foundation gives impartial and accurate advice about heating and insulating your home, saving energy and cutting costs. For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

Food parcels

If you find yourself in serious financial difficulty or suffer a family emergency, a food parcel could provide short term help. For further details please contact 03452 777 778.

Housing Advice

For information on your housing options visit our housing pages.


Offers help to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. Visit the Shelter website for more information.


Angus Carers Centre provides information, advice and a range of services to carers located in Angus. For more information visit the Angus Carers Centre website.

Other types of grant and assistance

The Scottish Social Security now provide several types of grants and assistance. For further information please visit

People on very low incomes may also be eligible to claim a Budgeting Advance which provides an interest free alternative to high cost lending for emergency and unforeseen expenses.

For further details about these payments, please contact your local Jobcentre Plus.