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You can apply for the ILF Transition Fund if you:

  • Are between the age of 15 and 25 years old (if you apply at 15 you won’t receive the money until you turn 16 and if you are 25 applications must be made before your 26th birthday).
  • Will be resident in Scotland for the duration of the Transition Fund grant period
  • Have an impairment or disability (as defined in the Equality Act 2010).
  • Have less than £32,750 of personal savings.

Please note:  People who have little or no formal support from Social Work Services or through Self Directed Support (SDS) will be prioritised.

**Due to the current high level of demand for the Transition Fund, we are giving first time applicants greater priority.**

Proof of disability

You’ll need proof of your disability or impairment. If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Adult Disability Payment (ADP), Child Disability Payment (CDP) or Personal Independent Payment (PIP) this can act as proof.

Alternatively, ask one of the professionals below that knows you and your condition well to complete our support letter template (available to download here in Word format)

  • a qualified and professionally registered teacher or lecturer
  • a registered health professional - doctor, nurse or allied health professional (AHP), such as a physiotherapist or speech and language therapist
  • a professionally registered social worker or occupational therapist
  • a social care worker / key worker, registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • an employee/representative of a voluntary sector organisation registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
  • a careers advisor, job coach or employability worker, employed by a Government or third sector agency.

If you can’t get a letter from any of these people, please contact us by email on or by phone on 0300 200 2022 about other forms of evidence.

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