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Grant funding programmes


Are you an individual looking for advice?

The Scottish Legal Aid Board funds projects around Scotland to help people who are facing legal problems. The current projects can help with one or more of the following types of problem:

If you are looking for advice and need help you can find out about our projects in your area on the other sources of help page. 


Are you an adviser looking for help with clients problems?

We fund a number of projects to provide assistance to frontline providers to help with their clients benefits, debt and housing problems. These projects focus on helping advisers :

More information about these projects can be found on our help for the advice sector page. 


Are you interested in more information about our grant funding programmes?

We are responsible for the administration and funding of a range of projects across Scotland which have been established to help people with certain civil problems over all our programmes. These projects assist people at risk of eviction and repossession and their linked debt and benefits issues.

Projects also focus on helping people with benefit problems linked to welfare reform. Some projects also focus on assisting people at court with their civil issues such as small claims. Many of these services are run by local advice agencies such as Citizens Advice Bureau or law centres, local charities, law centres or local authorities.

Background to our grant funding programmes

We currently manage three grant funding programmes, which include 108 different projects across Scotland. You can find out more about these programmes and funding previously administered by SLAB by following the links below.

More information about our projects – case studies and programme level statistics

We have collated a number of case studies to help illustrate the work of our grant funded projects, further background can be found here and we will continue to add project case studies to the website each month.

We ask all of our projects to provide management and performance information each quarter. Further information about our monitoring requirements and our latest quarterly high-level statistics will be made available shortly.

Development of Grant Funding Programmes

Read background about our grant funding powers and the plans to criteria for current funding programmes on the Policy and Development overview page. 


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