The Trades House of Glasgow Relief Fund

The Trades House of Glasgow Relief Fund is available to individuals living in the City of Glasgow or the surrounding areas who are in great need by reasons of financial hardship or other disadvantage.

Last updated on 9 October 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must live in the City of Glasgow or surrounding areas. Please see the Trades-House-of-Glasgow-Relief-Fund-list-of-postcodes-(PDF-file-size:-918kb).

UK residents, people with the right to remain in the UK and Asylum seekers with Home Office approval who have the right to work in the UK may apply as long as they live in the City of Glasgow.

What we can't help with

The Trades House of Glasgow Relief Fund is unable to help with the following needs:

  • Household bills
  • Any debts, rent or rent arrears
  • Food
  • Council Tax or Council Tax arrears
  • Funeral costs (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Holidays
  • Anything which Councils are legally required to provide, such as shelter and accommodation
  • Items and treatments which the state provides
  • Home adaptations
  • Support for people who are still drug or alcohol dependant.

How to apply?

Please download the Trades House of Glasgow Relief Fund application form from the Trades House of Glasgow website, paying particular attention to the request for information about how the grant will be used.  You should return this by post or email. 

Please note:  Financial and personal information will be required as part of our assessment process. This information will remain confidential and will not be passed to any other organisation without prior consent.

What happens after making an application?

Your application form will be forwarded to the Trades House of Glasgow social worker who will make contact within 4-6 weeks from receipt of application. He or she will arrange an appointment to come and meet with you to discuss your application further. This will then be passed to The Charities Committee to reach a decision about granting funds or declining the request.

Other information

For information on other funds available from The Trades House of Glasgow, please visit The Trades House of Glasgow website or contact us using the address details below.

Contact details

The Trades House of Glasgow
85 Glassford Street
G1 1UH
Telephone: 0141 553 1605

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