With the impact of coronavirus being felt across our city, the Aberdeen COVID-19 Emergency Appeal has been set up by The Lord Provost's Charitable Trust to help raise as much moneyas possible for our city's charitable organisations.
Organised in partnership with The Seven Incorporated Trades Of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council, the hardship fund is there to help individuals, families and communities across the city who are experiencing severe financial hardship as a direct result of the pandemic.
By donating funds to registered charities, we aim to help as many individuals and families as possible, and in particular those severely financially impacted by the pandemic. In these uncertain times, all acts of kindness can make a huge difference.
Since its launch on May 1 2020, the appeal has raised just over £250,000. Some 39 charities have been awarded varying levels of funds to support 46 different initiatives. These in turn have supported more than 5,000 individuals, 3,600 families and 1,835 children and young people. An estimated 24,000 meals and 5,800 food parcels have been provided and 15,000 fruit parcels have been delivered to children living in families affected by food insecurity.
The Trust has been heartened by the response to help the most vulnerable in our communities during this emergency, from businesses, associations and private individuals, and of course the charities who continually go above and beyond to support people.
The Trust is aware it will take some time for the city to recover, and recognises the desire of the people of Aberdeen to continue to help people in need, therefore it is continuing to fundraise to support the recovery phase of COVID-19.
Any gift you can make, large or small, can have a huge impact on the lives of many. Businesses, associations and private individuals are being urged to support this appeal and donate whatever they can now.
100% of all monies received will be donated locally.
The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust believes that established local charities are best placed to get the funding to those who need it most in these unprecedented times.
Local registered charities are invited to apply to the fund to access much needed support for their service users.
Help us share the campaign! Use the official hashtag #AberdeenCOVID19 to be part of it.