Please note our Winter Essentials Fund is now closed to new applications. If you are an unpaid carer for someone with dementia, you may be interested in our Time for You Carers Fund. Click here for more. 

What can the grant pay for?

How you’d like to use the grant will depend on your own situation – for instance, it could help buy warm clothing, electric blankets, hot water bottles, or help meet travel costs to attend a local group or visit your loved one if they are in a care home. This is a little helping hand for you – however that looks.

What are the grant criteria?

We accept applications from:

  • Unpaid carers of someone with dementia (including if they are in a care home).
  • People living with a diagnosis.
  • People living in Scotland only.
  • We can only accept one application per household/family.

Are there any criteria restrictions?

  • We can only accept one application per household, so the Fund can help as many families this winter as possible.
  • You must complete the bank sections of the application form – without this, we cannot pay you.
  • The grant must be spent on the item or activity you specified in your application.

What is the process?

  • The fund will open on 17th November 2022 and run for a period of up to 3 months.
  • The application process will be a short, simple online form.
  • If you don’t have access to the internet/email, your Alzheimer Scotland contact can print out an application for you to complete and send back to us.
  • If successful, the Time for You team at Alzheimer Scotland will transfer the £50 directly into your bank. 
  • We ask that the grant is spent within a month of receiving it.
  • We would love to hear how the grant has helped; photos and quotes can be emailed to us [email protected].

You can complete our application form here. If you have any further questions or would like an informal chat about how you could benefit from the fund, please email us at [email protected]

How is payment made?

By supplying your bank account details within the application form, Alzheimer Scotland can then transfer the grant directly into the bank account. Rest assured your bank details will be kept safe on Alzheimer Scotland’s secure systems. Unfortunately, we’re unable to issue cheques.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from this fund, please share the details with them. 

A successful applicant to the fund said:

Successful applicant

The fund will help me with my petrol as I take my husband to the dementia cafes, so this will now allow me to do so without worrying about added cost. Thank you so much.