Local registered charities operating in Aberdeen and seeking funding from the appeal must complete an online application form. If you are a community group you can't apply directly but may wish to consider partnering up with a registered charity to work together to support local communities. Please note you can only apply for up to £5000.
To qualify for a grant you should be providing support to individuals and communities experiencing hardship arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and meet the criteria as detailed below. You must provide evidence of need in the eligibility tab on the application form.
Charities must also provide supporting documents to substantiate your eligibility.
The criteria for this round of funding is supporting people to access food and other essentials, for example toiletries, nappies, clothing,energy costs, data and devices to access services on the internet, or small hardship payments.
Priority will be given to charities providing direct support to individuals or groups likely to be at risk, for example:
This round of the Hardship Fund will remain open for applications until 11.59pm on 26th August 2020.
Due to the large number of applications received in the first rounds we are prioritising applications which provide direct support to individuals and families in Aberdeen. This may be provision of food, nappies, clothing, toiletries, energy costs, equipment for clients, or small hardship payments, you will know best what people in your community need, but we are very unlikely to be able to cover staff costs or overheads.
We are also keen to support particular groups who are at risk and may not be getting support elsewhere, so please highlight in your application if you plan to support Looked After Children, care experienced and vulnerable young adults, at risk or minority communities facing financial difficulties.
We realise that staff and volunteers are vital to all the organisations providing support, and you may need to cover additional hours, equipment for home working or income lost due to the crisis. There are a number of alternative sources of funding available, and support is available from funding officers at ACVO (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations). ACVO who have put together the most up-to-date funding information.
The following funds may be particularly useful for your organisation.