Free Bus Travel
If you are under 22 years old and living in Scotland, you are eligible for free nationwide bus travel. Find out more at freebus.scot.
If you're aged 16-25 or are studying full time, you can get 1/3 off all train travel for just £30 a year. Visit the ScotRail website for more details.
Young Scot National Entitlement Card
The Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC) is free of charge to 11-to-26-year-olds living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive Rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more. Find out more at young.scot
Family Fund Grants
Family Fund are are the UK's largest grant-making charity for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income. They believe that families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as wider families. They provide grants, support and advice.
Young Carer Grant
The Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment of £359.65 for young carers in Scotland. To be able to get Young Carer Grant, you must be 16, 17 or 18 years old and be caring for someone (or multiple people) for an average of at least 16 hours per week for 3 or more months.
How you spend the Young Carer Grant is up to you. You could use it for things like new clothes, driving lessons or a holiday. You do not need to tell them what you spend the money on.
Careers / Jobs
Young Person's Guarantee
The Young Person's Guarantee brings together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering. It could also be an enterprise opportunity.
Job Start Payment
You can apply for Job Start Payment to help you with the costs of starting a new job.
If you're a young person or care leaver who's both been out of work and on certain benefits then you can apply for a one-off payment of either £294.70 or £471.50 if you're the main carer of any children.
Other / General
Advocacy - someone to speak on your behalf
Everyone has the right to get support from another person to help express their views and wishes (for example, at a healthcare appointment). This person is called an advocate. Our blog gives more information on advocacy services.
EVOC Red Book
The EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council) Red Book is an online directory of community and voluntary sector organisations and services across Edinburgh.