I need help applying, can someone help me fill in my application form?

Yes. If you need help to fill in your application, we would encourage you to seek help from a family member, friend or from someone else who currently supports you, for example: a teacher, social worker, staff member from a registered charity, or organisation which offer support to disabled people.

 

As long as the goal is your own there is no problem with having someone to help you fill out the application form.

 

If you need more information, or if you don’t have someone who can help you, please give us a call on 0300 200 2022 or email enquiries@ILF.scot

 

How will I know if my application has been successful?

If your application has been successful, we will let you know via your chosen method of contact i.e. phone, email or letter.

You will be able to tell us which contact method you prefer in your application.

 

We aim to get back to all applicants within twelve weeks of receiving your completed application.

What can I do if my application has been unsuccessful?

If your application has been unsuccessful we will let you know why. This way you can ask for a review of this decision if you want to.

 

We aim to get back to all applicants within twelve weeks of receiving your completed application.

 

Can I reapply if I have been unsuccessful in the past?

Yes, if your application has been unsuccessful you can reapply.

 

Can I reapply if I have been successful in the past?

Yes. Successful applicants may re-apply, however depending on the demand placed on the Transition Fund, first time applicants may be prioritised.

 

Can I apply for more than one thing?

Yes, you can apply for more than one thing within the maximum award, providing that you explain how each item or activity helps you with your goals.

 

How will I be able to tell if I receive ‘little’ formal support?

If you are unsure of this when you are applying, we would urge you to give us a call to discuss your support. The amount of support you need can then be considered along with the amount of support you have already.

 

Individuals who have no support from Social Work Services, but who are eligible for the Transition Fund will be prioritised.

 

How will payments be made?

If your application is successful you can receive your payment as one lump sum or it can be spread over a period of time for up to one year.

 

Do I have to have my own bank account?

ILF Scotland Transition Fund grants aim to help young people transition into adulthood and become independent. Therefore, we would prefer to transfer the money into your own bank account, but we understand that some individuals may need or prefer help from a family member or representative. Where extra support is needed, We will take this into account.

 

You should add any information about help you may need in your application form or call us to let us know.