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Due to the pressure of the unprecedented demand on the Transition Fund, we have had to make the difficult decision to restrict all new grants to first time applicants for the foreseeable future. We will introduce this change from 1 January 2024.

If you have already submitted a second application and your previous application grant period is complete, we will consider this in the normal way. However, we will give priority to first time applicants, which may result in waiting for longer than normal to hear from us. If you have a current grant in payment which was awarded anytime from 1 January 2023, you aren't eligible to reapply.

The current processing time for all application is 19 weeks. Please be patient with us and try not to call us for updates as we are unable to predict how long individual applications will take. We will get to your application as soon as we can.

We will keep this situation under review and will post any updates on our website.

View the full news story on the Transition Fund changes.

Read some Frequently Asked Questions about the Transition Fund and the changes from 01/01/2024.

Are you a young disabled person aged 16-25, and living in Scotland? You could be eligible for up to £4,000 in funding, for 1 year, from the Transition Fund!

We can support you to try new activities and experiences that will help you:

  • become more engaged and active in your community
  • enhance your independence and confidence
  • help you to spend more time with other people


Find out how to apply online

Unsure about what you could apply for, or if the Transition Fund is really for you? Read these awesome stories from previous recipients of the Transition Fund to give you an idea of who has applied and what they received funding for.

Please remember . . .

The ILF Scotland Transition Fund will always try to process your application as quickly as possible. To help us to do this, please ensure you do the following when submitting your application:

  • include all of the relevant documents - for instance benefits letters relating to Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Adult Disability Payment (ADP), Child Disability Payment (CDP) or Personal Independent Payment (PIP)
  • enclose a completed Confirmation of Disability Template if you don’t have a disability benefit in payment
  • provide any quotes required, if the item that you are requesting is not covered by our price guide.

If you require the funds for a specific date then please submit your application at least 19 weeks before the funds are required. This will allow us to process your application and pay the funds, helping you start your chosen activity on time. If you apply any later it is unlikely that the funds will be available when you need them.

If you need more information or help with your application, please give us a call on 0300 200 2022 or email:

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