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Lee, an ILF Scotland recipient, and his mother Caroline.

The Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland) is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and is governed by a Board of seven non-executive directors (appointed by Scottish Ministers).

It provides funding and support to help disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland live independently.

The organisation is funded by the Scottish Government and Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

ILF Scotland began operations in July 2015, taking over the functions of the old UK Independent Living Fund.

Click the download link at the bottom of this page to read a full history of ILF Scotland.

ILF Scotland currently delivers:

  • the 2015 Fund - providing discretionary payments to disabled people, allowing them to purchase care and support to live independently
  • the Transition Fund – providing up to £4000 to help young disabled people transition into adulthood, and become more engaged and active in their communities

** While the 2015 Fund is available in both Scotland and Northern Ireland, the three other funds are currently only available in Scotland.

Working in partnership

We employ a team of around 70 people to deliver our services, led by a dedicated senior management team and have our main offices in Livingston in central Scotland.

We work in partnership with 37 Health and Social Care Partnerships/Trusts (HSCP/Ts) across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Read more about what we do.

Transition Fund recipients at an ILF Scotland event.

On this website

In our news and events section you can read about recent activities at ILF Scotland. We also feature case studies about some of our fund recipients, including videos and blog articles.

Our publications section provides links to policies, annual reports and board papers.

This site also highlights a number of ways to contact us.

We are committed to providing a high-level of service. But if you do have a complaint, please get in touch.


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