Poppyscotland

Poppyscotland provides support to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland. They help those who have served, those still serving, and their families, including partners, widows, widowers and children. 

They assist people from all three arms of the Armed Forces (Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force), both regular and reserve, whether they are starting having difficulties during their time in the Armed Forces or many years later. 

Their areas of support include:

  • Tailored support and funding: Grants can help with home start-up items, essential household items such as white goods, repairs, rent deposits, clothing, and mobility aids and adaptations, as well as other areas of need;
  • Employment services include vocational training grants, employment support for those with mental health issues, and a 5-day residential employability course;
  • Their Kilmarnock and Inverness Welfare Centres offer advice, information and support through one-to-one contact across a range of areas, including employment, finances, benefits and housing. 

Last updated on 17 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Members of the Armed Forces community living in Scotland, including:

  • those who have served, those still serving, and their families, including partners, widows, widowers and children;  
  • those from all three arms of the Armed Forces (Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force), both regular and reserve;
  • those who have started having difficulties many years after service, as well as during.

What we don't help with

Adult children are not usually eligible.

Grants are not normally given towards non-priority debt, headstones or the replacement of medals, and loans are not available.

How to apply?

Contact Poppyscotland who will advise you of the application process. 

Applications can be made at anytime.

Grants are not normally given towards non-priority debt, headstones or the replacement of medals, and loans are not available.

Other information

Poppyscotland also offers:

  • Employment services, such as vocational training grants, employment support for those with mental health issues, and a 5-day residential employability course;
  • Advice, information and one-to-one support on areas such as employment, finances, benefits and housing at the Kilmarnock and Inverness Welfare Centres.

Contact Poppyscotland for more information. 

Contact details

New Haig House
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH7 4HQ
Email: GetHelp@poppyscotland.org.uk
Web: https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-help/