Financial support

Financial difficulties can happen to anyone. When it happens to members of the Armed Forces community, our grants scheme delivers financial support tailored to their specific circumstances.

Our grants are wide-ranging and cover areas such as home repairs or adaptations, replacement household goods and clothing. We’ve kept our grant giving criteria deliberately broad so we can help as many people as possible. We carefully consider each individual's case, so do not hesitate to get in touch, we are here to help you through the grant application process.

Please note, we are not able to help with repayment of business debts, loans, legal expenses, medical care or where state assistance or statutory services are available.

“We were made to feel very welcome by Poppyscotland. We didn’t feel we were being judged and that was important. We would encourage people who need help just to ask.”

In order to create the space and accessibility the Reid family needed, home  adaptations were needed - and a Poppyscotland grant made all the difference.

Read their story

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Call our Get Help line on 0131 550 1557 or email us at and we can get the process going.
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“The grant money kept my head above water. For the first time in a long time, I felt I could cope and that I was getting better.”

-- Alex Watson 

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Funding to organisations

Poppyscotland works collaboratively with other organisations, providing funding so that members of the Armed Forces community can access the specialist services they need.

During 2018/19 our financial support to other organisations totalled over £1.24M.  Organisations supported include:  Combat Stress, SAMH, Legion Scotland, SSAFA, RCET, SACRO, CRISIS and Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.

Please note: As of 22 January 2020, Poppyscotland is unable to accept any new requests from organisations for assistance. This is likely to be the case until December 2020. For any questions, please contact Gary Gray, Head of Welfare Services, on 0131 550 1593 or by emailing

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