Cash from the Scottish Government will go to a special fund to help people who may suffer financial hardship as a result of the Glasgow helicopter crash.
First Minister Alex Salmond made the pledge during a statement to the Scottish Parliament.
He said: "Glasgow City Council has established a fund for affected families and I can confirm that the Scottish Government will match the council's contribution."
Existing charitable funds of £20,000 is being used and the council says it has received "generous offers of support" from businesses, charities and individuals from across Glasgow.
The bodies of the nine people who died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub have been released to their families.
The removal of a helicopter from a Glasgow pub has enabled emergency services to continue their search for victims of Friday's tragedy.
Emergency workers are searching the wreckage of a Glasgow bar a night after a police helicopter crashed through its roof during a concert.