For a limited time, One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is able to make Crisis Grants to single parents living in Edinburgh who are financially struggling via referral partners. Referrals can be made for families in need of extra help with food or fuel costs, costs related to isolation (e.g. wifi or mobile), contributions towards household goods (white goods, other) clothing or transportation.
Amounts granted are based on number of children and young people in the household (1 child- £35, 2 children- £50, 3+ children- £65) and will be made via BACS payment directly into the parent’s bank account.
By making an online referral, partners are assuring OPFS (to the best of their knowledge) that the money will be spent for the purposes cited. Please take care in entering information, (particularly bank details) as this will slow the process down if inaccurate. OPFS will endeavour to pass on grants within a fortnight of receiving the application.