Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund SCIO has a flexible approach to requests from individuals in need but we can’t always help. Here are some other sources of help which might be useful. Most organisations operate a referral system. See the website link for more information.
City of Edinburgh Council: Grants for School Uniform
Edinburgh Clothing Store: Clothing, shoes, bedding etc
Edinburgh School Uniform Bank: New and nearly new items of school uniform
The School Bank – West Lothian: Brand new school uniforms, other clothing and equipment needed for a school day
Home Energy Scotland: Free impartial energy saving advice
Changeworks Affordable Warmth: Advisors provide free and impartial advice
Computers and Electronics
Edinburgh Remakery: Refurbished IT equipment for sale
ACE IT Scotland: Provide free refurbished devices as well as tailored 1-1 coaching for any digital device for anyone over 50 in Edinburgh
People Know How: Desktops, tablets and occasionally laptops
Pass it On: Lends out computer systems to parents and individuals
The Edinburgh Trust: Grants for household items such as cookers, washing machines, beds, fridges and carpets and for essential living and travelling costs and bankruptcy fees. They can also complete a welfare benefits check
Best Start Grants and Best Start Foods: Support during pregnancy and for parents of young children
Help for Households: Support for household costs, energy bills, childcare costs, Income, Transport costs and getting into work.
Cost Of Living Support Scotland: Support for energy & bills, benefits and income, children and families, debt and money, health and wellbeing, support for older and disabled people and those who care for them.