SACRO Trust

Grants are available for residents of Scotland in need:

  • who are subject to a license/court order, or

  • who have been released from prison in the last two years , or

  • young people who have been involved with criminal activity but who have not been dealt with by way of a custodial sentence.

Applications have to be made by a local authority worker, voluntary sector worker, health visitor or similar person working with the person in need.

A grant is usually for a maximum of £300, although applications for larger sums may be considered.

Applications will be considered for grants for home furnishings including electrical goods, for clothing, and for support for education and training.

Last updated on 15 March 2019

Who is eligible?

Grants are only available to eligible people who are living in Scotland.

Applications will be considered:

  • from workers who are supporting people who are subject to a licence/court order, or who have been released from prison or other custodial setting in the two years preceding the application

and

  • from workers who are supporting young people who have been involved with criminal activity but who have not been dealt with by way of a custodial sentence.

Please note: Applicant workers are required to have exhausted all other avenues of funding before applying to the Trust for financial assistance.

A person who has previously received a grant from the Sacro Trust cannot have another.

Grants will not be made for driving lessons.

How to apply?

Applying for a grant

Applications must be made on the standard form that is available from the Sacro Trust administrator, with additional supporting evidence appended as considered appropriate by the applicant worker.

Applications will only be accepted if they are made through a local authority worker, voluntary sector worker, health visitor or similar person.

Applications for grants of £300 or less will be considered by the Trust’s assessors once every two months.

Applications for larger sums will only be considered twice a year, and will require considerably more supporting evidence than that which may be sought for a standard application.

Payment

Payment will only be made to a bank account of the organisation employing the worker making the application.

To ensure that a grant is spent appropriately, and that receipts are submitted to the Sacro Trust for auditing purposes, it is a requirement that an applicant worker supervises the spending of any grant that is made.

Contact details

Fund Administrator, The Sacro Trust
29 Albany Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 3QN
Telephone: 0131 624 7270
Email: info@sacro.org.uk
Web: http://www.sacro.org.uk