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How do I apply to the ILF Scotland Transition Fund?

Post Date: 10 January 2020

Did you know that our Transition Fund enables young disabled people aged 16-25 to try something new, build their confidence and enhance their independence?

It’s really easy to apply – check out the steps you need to take and what you’ll need for your application below.

Who can apply?

If you’re aged 16 – 25, have a disability and live in Scotland, then you can send in an application.

Check out the full terms and conditions here.


What you can do with the funding?

The Transition Fund provides money for activities and things that help you:

  • spend time with other people
  • gain confidence
  • enhance your independence.

This could be anything from driving lessons, to learning a new skill, joining a club, learning a sport or even starting a business – the possibilities are endless!

Check out how previous Transition Fund recipients like Gemma and Ryan J used their funding.



What documents do I need to apply?

You will need to provide proof of your disability or impairment. This can be any one of these documents:

  • Your National Insurance Number.
  • Your Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefits letter, OR
  • A supporting letter from someone who can confirm your disability – this could be from your social worker, local area coordinator, teacher, health worker, GP, careers advisor or a registered charity (they must have a registered charity number).

Tell us about your goal

We’d like to hear what you would do with your funding. Tell us about your goal and how funding from the Transition Fund will help you to achieve it.

Tell us as much as possible about your goal, let us know how this will affect you personally and who (if anyone) will help you achieve this goal.

Check out how Ryan C used his funding to achieve his goal of meeting more new people.


How do I apply?

It’s really easy to apply!

Simply visit and apply online by sending us an email with the subject heading 'Online application request'.

OR download an application form, fill it in and send it in - our email address is


What happens next?

Once we have received your application, it can take up to 12 weeks to hear whether your application has been successful (this may take a little longer if we need to get in touch with you to request more information), so sit tight and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



Do you want to #TrySomethingNew? Visit the Transition Fund page to apply online or download an application form.

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