Date lodged: 6 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many crisis grant (a) applications and (b) awards there have been in the last quarter, broken down by local authority; what the average grant was, and how many applications were due to delays in benefits payments.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 14 November 2018
Crisis grant statistics for the latest quarter, broken down by local authority, are available in "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics: update to 30 June 2018", published at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf.
Figures for applications are presented in Table 3, awards and average award value in Table 15, and reasons for applications including 'Other - delay in payment of benefits' in Table 7.