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Posted on November 17th 2020

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D&G INFO

Posted on June 18th 2020

In a Crisis, needing help quickly, lost your wallet, purse, used all your money on something unexpected and nothing left for Electric, Gas or food, waiting on benefits being sorted and paid, had your benefits stopped, or many other reasons that now mean you need help in a Crisis?

If yes then D&G Council have been given almost double the funding to help you at this time of Crisis and are looking for you to apply for help ASAP from the Scottish Welfare Funds, apply online, call and they will call you back, no need to worry if you have claimed before the 3 times per year rule has been abandoned so give it a go you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying.

Remember anyone in a Crisis can apply including YOU and remember you do not have to pay it back as it’s a Grant.

More info and apply online HERE

Request a call back here: Call 030 33 33 3007

They should contact you within 24 hours and if awarded be paid within 48 hours.

Another new fund to help DGHP tenants is also available have a quick look HERE

A Budgeting Loan could be available if you have been getting one or more of these benefits for the past 6 months:
• Income Support
• income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Pension Credit

This one above sadly does need paying back: HERE

For Universal Credit claimants this one is similar more info HERE

HOME WORKING

Posted on May 23rd 2020

Bill McCormack: Missing seeing everyone but quietly sitting in the house busier than ever helping dozens of people daily with Specialist Benefit and Employment advice which to be honest is great as I would be bored stiff otherwise.

Thanks to our modern office phone system we were instantly able to divert all 5 office phone line to my house to allow safe remote working. 01387-266888 / 265555 / 252525 / 263999 / 240000

We are very grateful for the quick help we secured from The Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund allowing us to secure a new modern computer and mobile phone to allow us and people looking for help many other ways of contacting us directly from our web site here at www.welfarerights.net allowing us to return call to mobiles, use Skype, Facetime and other modern methods which are now used by many young and old alike.

We have now secured additional funding from the National Lottery Awards for All to help and increase our home working service until such times as we are able to re-open our busy office and things return to some sort of normal.

Our Web Site here is also undergoing an update and transformation again to allow these quick and new ways of dealing with enquiries.

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NEW CHARITY HELP IN SCOTLAND

Posted on May 18th 2020

Small charitable premises in Scotland now eligible for £10,000 business rates grants.

This could make a big difference helping many charities to survive over the coming months, pass this onwards please.

Properties occupied by most charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The extension of the scheme is expected to result in an additional £31 million being made available to more than 3,000 small properties occupied by charities – including day centres, charity shops, workshops and halls. It will apply to properties which are in receipt of any Charitable Rates Relief or Sports Relief, but are otherwise eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme.

More info:

https://www.gov.scot/news/extra-support-for-charities/

D&G claims here:

https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/article/20786/Business-Support-Fund-grants

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