Supporting the Fire and Rescue Service Family

Family Matters….to us!

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust (SCIO), exists to provide financial and other support services to serving and retired Scottish Fire Service personnel and their families, who may require assistance in times of need.

Supporting the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust (established 1923), is the oldest Fire & Rescue charity in the UK.  We enjoy a unique position as the only Fire Service charity, run within a specific Fire and Rescue Service, for the benefit of Service personnel and retired members and their families.

Over the years, our Charity has successfully aligned itself to the changing face of the Fire & Rescue Services.  Formerly known as Strathclyde Widows and Orphans Fund, we changed our name to SFRS Family Support Trust and adopted SCIO status, following the reform of Scotland’s Fire and Rescue Services in April 2013.

We strive to ensure best use of charitable resources: between 80% and 100% of our annual regular giving income received from Service employees, is paid out in grants, to assist those in greatest need.

  • #StepTember
    Get ready to lace up your shoes, dig out your cossie or get on your bike for the Family Support Trust. The charity is inviting participants of all ages, from across the fire service family, to take ...
  • McMurray Cottage Opening
    Friday 24th of May marked the official opening of our brand new national respite facility. SFRS Chief Officer Martin Blunden conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally unveil the impressive new ...

Our Vision

“Our vision for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Family Support Trust (SCIO) is to sustain and continue to develop our unique Fire Service Charity to enable support to all Scottish Fire and Rescue Service colleagues and their families when they need it most"

Paul Stewart
FST Chairperson

Comments/ Feedback

“Nobody goes through life completely avoiding traumatic events. It’s great to know that the Family Support Trust is there for you, when times are difficult”

Retired Watch Manager Allan Mitchell

“Many, many thanks for our wonderful summer outing. The firefighters, on and off duty, couldn’t do enough for us. We all had a brilliant day, well done and thanks again.”

Kathleen (Registered Beneficiary)

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

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Head Office

SFRS Family Support Trust

Service Delivery Area Headquarters (West)
Bothwell Road
Hamilton, ML3 0EA
tel: 01698 402657/ 402316.

Regional Office (North)

16 Harbour Road
tel:  01463 227764

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SFRS Family Support Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No. SC0 43924