In March 2020, Aberdeen, along with the rest of the world, faced the unprecedented situation of a global pandemic. With the impact of coronavirus being felt across the city, the Aberdeen COVID-19 Emergency Appeal was set up by the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust.
The appeal aimed to raise as much money as possible for the city's charitable organisations, who were in a position to help individuals, families and communities who were experiencing hardship due to the pandemic.
Organised in partnership with The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council, and supported by Hampton, the appeal has raised just over £300,000 since its launch on 1st May 2020.
With donations from the Trades Widows’ Fund Charity, the Common Good Fund, businesses and private individuals, the Trust has been truly heartened by the response to help the most vulnerable in our communities. We thank you all.
In these uncertain times many charities and groups have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support people. To all the staff and volunteers, we give heartfelt thanks for all you have done for our city and its citizens.
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.