The Tenant Grant Fund to help pay rent arrears
The Tenant Grant Fund is money that can be used to help pay rent arrears if you're at risk of eviction.
Find your council's website on mygov.scot and contact them to apply.
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If you get the grant
The council should tell you how much of your arrears the grant will cover and pay it directly to your landlord. You do not have to pay the money back.
If the grant only covers some of the arrears, make an affordable repayment plan with your landlord to pay off the rest. Check our guidance on dealing with rent arrears.
Other help to pay rent
If you cannot afford your rent, take these steps:
talk to your landlord to let them know you're dealing with the issue
use a benefits calculator to check what you’re entitled to
check if you can get Discretionary Housing Payment from the council
use MoneyHelper's budgeting tool to manage your income and outgoings
The Tenant Hardship Loan Fund
The Tenant Hardship Loan was a different fund to clear rent arrears. It closed to new applications on 31 December 2021.
If you received the loan and you're struggling to pay it back, get money and debt advice to help manage your payments.
Last updated: 29 September 2022