Following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) on 30th June 2015, the Scottish Government established a new organisation, Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland, to administer ILF for existing recipients of the fund in Scotland.
ILF Scotland is a public body, governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by and accountable to Scottish Ministers.
ILF Scotland operates as a discretionary fund providing financial awards to over 3,000 disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them live independently.
Our funding enables individuals to pay for care so that they can be supported in their homes and within their local communities.
In 2017, ILF Scotland opened the Transition Fund for 16-25 year olds. The ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments.