Falkirk Council has now opened the new Tenant Grant Fund, with funding made available by Scottish Government.
Groups and organisations supporting people struggling with rent arrears due to COVID-19 now refer them to the Tenant Grant Fund for help.
The fund aims to prevent homelessness and sustain tenancies, by providing one-off payments towards rent arrears caused directly by the pandemic. It is open to tenants of Falkirk Council, Housing Associations and private landlords, and is available until Thursday 31st March 2022.
Either the tenant or landlord can ask to be considered for a payment; Falkirk Council can also take applications on the tenant’s behalf from a supporting organisation. They will then ask both tenant and landlord for further information before a decision is made. Any grant payment made does not need to be repaid.
For further information, including how to refer someone supported by your group or organisation, please visit the Tenant Grant Fund dedicated page, or contact the team by email: TenantGrantFund@falkirk.gov.uk