Support for Those on Low Incomes or Benefits in Orkney

News From Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Council is accepting applications for welfare benefits via two funding streams – Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

A reduction in Council Tax can also be applied for.

The grants are for those on benefits or low incomes who have fallen on hard times.

If you qualify for a grant, the help you receive will depend on the particular difficulties you face. You may be given money or another form of support, for example, a voucher, fuel card, travel ticket or furniture.

To find out if you are eligible and to make an application, you should call the Council’s Scottish Welfare Fund team on 01856 886312 or via email to

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