Service Provision by
Bute Advice Centre
Across Argyll & Bute
Bute Advice Centre are offering telephone, office and home visits and can be contacted on the usual number 01700 502784 for a comprehensive welfare rights and money advice telephone.  In addition to our core advice service provision, we continue to deliver all welfare rights services to ACHA tenants across Bute & Cowal.  
Flexible Food Fund Project
The Flexible Food Fund is a grant programme that is being processed by Argyll & Bute Council in partnership with Bute Advice Centre, ALIenergy and the Community Food Forum.  Supporting families and individuals who are on a low income and have no savings right across Argyll & Bute .  Recipients can be in or out of work and benefit from a two part grant that ranges according to the size of the household.  For some larger families it can be as much as £1000+.  In order to access the second part of the grant, recipients must engage with Bute Advice Centre who are working in partnership with ALIenergy, delivering welfare rights, money and energy advice over the telephone.  Advisers are keen to engage with individuals or with agencies who support low income households to promote uptake of this grant and support services. Staff recently achieved the award of Highly Commended by the IRRV for this highly successful project. Call 01700 502784 for an appointment to discuss how you can access this grant provision.
Our Mission
Bute Advice Centre is established for the purpose of benefiting communities in Bute and Cowal and the wider community within certain projects, by the advancement of education (including debt management, welfare rights, consumer rights, housing and energy issues),the protection of health, both mental and physical and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress.


Our Aim


To fight poverty and social exclusion by the provision of impartial, confidential advice and assistance with regard to:


   •  Housing Advice

   •  Homelessness, eviction, housing grants, arrears and tenancy issues

   •  Welfare Benefits Advice

   •  Benefits checks, form filling and representation at Tribunal Appeals

   •  Utilities Advice

   •  Debt Management, liaising with utility providers, changing suppliers,            accessing grants and alleviation of fuel poverty advice

   •  Debt Management Provision (advice regarding voluntary payment arrangements, protected trust deeds, bankruptcy, DAS and court  representation)




Contact Us



01700 502784

Bute Advice Centre
22/26 Bishop Street

Isle of Bute, PA20 9DG




Bute Advice Centre is closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd May. We will reopen on Tuesday 3rd May.