Financial assistance

We appreciate that sometimes we all need a helping hand when times are tough or we experience unexpected financial pressures.  This is why at Jewish Care Scotland we offer financial assistance in various ways.   Reserved for the immediate relief of short-term financial pressures, made possible by the generous support of various trusts within the community.

We accept applications from anyone within the community who is experiencing financial hardship, all you have to do is call to discuss your situation with a member of our team.  Your enquiry will be completely confidential. 

Please be aware that as a charity we are duty bound to evidence that we are spending charity funds appropriately and as such access to the fund requires us to carry out an assessment of your financial situation.  All assessments are strictly confidential and you are under no obligation to provide any financial information in relation to your income and expenditure, however please be aware that the success of your application may be affected if you do not supply the information required to make an informed decision.

JCS is aware of the additional costs that arise at certain times of the year, including Jewish holidays and even school holidays.  We are pleased to have introduced specific grants that are available in the lead up to these times, to assist with the additional costs incurred.  Keep an eye on our social media and news section for more information.

Essential provisions

We now offer flexible support for people experiencing food poverty by providing vouchers, allowing people to purchase food and household essentials which meet their individual needs while more sustainable options for ongoing support are explored.

All enquiries and applications are treated with discretion and are completely confidential.