ILF Scotland

Update: Re-Opening ILF in Scotland

Post Date: 2 April 2024

We are currently completing the final testing of our systems and processes and have received our first application as part of this. We hope to be in a position to accept other online applications mid to end of April 2024. Applications to the re-opened fund should be submitted via local authority social work departments.

The recommendations approved by Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport include:

  • The Fund will re-open largely on the same basis as it operates at present
  • Applicants must receive a minimum of £800 per week of social care support from their Local Authority (the Threshold Sum)
  • The lower age limit of 16 will remain but there will be no upper age limit
  • ILF should re-open with a maximum award of £330 per week
  • There will be no requirement for new applicants to the re-opened fund to pay a contribution towards any ILF funding they are awarded
  • Local Authority social work practitioners will complete applications on behalf of applicants, which will then be assessed by ILF Scotland
  • Any funding awarded by ILF Scotland will be additional and complementary to the statutory funding provided by a person’s Local Authority.

You can keep up to date on all the news on the re-opening of ILF at our dedicated website page.

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