Want to apply to the Transition Fund, but not quite sure what to apply for yet or don’t know what your goal is? Don’t worry, you can apply for a person centred planning (PCP) grant before you apply for a Transition Fund grant.
What is a person centred plan?
Person centred planning (PCP) is a way of helping someone plan their life. The process looks at the goals that the person wants to achieve and the support that they will need to achieve them.
This service can be provided by professionals who have been trained to help people plan for their future and can help with person centred planning. There are a number of organisations who provide this service.
Professionals who have been trained to assist people plan for their future can help with person centred planning and there are a number of organisations who provide this service. You can find more information about the organisations in your area that offer person centred planning by contacting Disability Information Scotland or The Community Brokerage Network.
The result of the process is a plan that can be put into action to make the desired changes happen in a young person’s life.
Parents and/or carers or others who have not been trained in this cannot be funded to act as planners by the Transition Fund.
How much can I apply for for a PCP grant?
You will need to contact the organisation who will be providing the person centred planning to see how much the cost will be and then let us know the amount in the application form, we will then review your application. As in our full Transition Fund application forms, we ask that you attach a letter or email from the organisation providing the service stating the costs. If the costs are not attached to the application, there may be a delay in processing this.
When you come to apply for a full Transition Fund grant the maximum amount we normally award is £7,500 and what you spend on your person centred planning (PCP) grant will be taken off this. For example, if you use £500 for PCP grant, you will only then be able to apply for a Transition Fund grant of up to £7,000.
The typical cost of a PCP process will be in the region of £300-£800, depending on the organisation you choose.
Before applying for PCP.
Before applying for a PCP grant, you will need to contact the organisation who you have chosen to carry out the PCP with you. When you contact this organisation/professional, please make sure to ask for a cost for their services and attach this to your application. This will make your application easier to review and will speed the process up.
If you need any help with this, please contact on 0300 200 2022 or email@example.com where a member of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.
Remember, you only need to fill out sections 1 – 8 and then section 12 of the application form if you are applying for a PCP grant.
How do I apply for a PCP grant?
You can apply by downloading the application form, filling it in and emailing it to us at enquiries@ILF.scot.
You can phone us on 0300 200 2022 or write to us at ILF Scotland, Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA and ask us to send you an application form. Alternatively, you can download the application form, print it off yourself, fill it in and then post it to us.
If you need more support or information about applying for a PCP grant then please contact us directly by emailing enquiries@ILF.scot or by phoning 0300 200 2022.