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How do we apply?

Applications are now closed.

To apply you must be a registered charity operating in Aberdeen and providing support to individuals and communities experiencing hardship arising from the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis. If you are a community group or organisation you can’t apply directly but may wish to consider partnering up with a registered charity to work together to support local communities.

We will require the following documents to be uploaded in support of your application:

  • Your main governance document (constitution, memorandum and articles of association etc);
  • Your latest account;
  • Your latest bank statement.
How is it going to be administered?

The Hardship Fund is administered by Aberdeen City Council on behalf of The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust. Decisions on funding will be made by The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust. All decisions made by the Trust will be final.

How long does the application process take?

The application form should take less than an hour to complete online. We will let you know the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

The closing date for the first round of applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday 26 August.

Are there any specific accounting procedure we must adhere to?

If you are awarded funding, we will ask you to complete a short feedback report in order that you can tell us how the funding was spent.

You must comply with all legal requirements for your organisation as required by OSCR and your Board or Trustees.

Are there any funding conditions on how we use the money?

You must use any funding awarded to support people experiencing hardship through the current COVID-19 crisis.

Your activity should deliver services in ways that minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission to recipients, volunteers and staff (eg by using digital, phone, social distancing and good hygiene).

Where can I view the guidelines for the application process?

Applications are now closed.

Is there anything specific we must adhere to, eg publicity, process?

All publicity in relation to the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Hardship Fund will be coordinated by Aberdeen City Council on behalf of the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust, The Seven Incorporated Trades and Aberdeen City Council.

If your application is successful details of your activities may be published openly on the internet to promote the work of the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust.

I’m affected by the emergency and need advice and support, where can I get support?

For advice and support please visit the Aberdeen City Council COVID-19 page.

Alternatively, contact Aberdeen City Council COVID-19 crisis helpline. The number is 0800 0304 713 and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.

You can contact the team for welfare advice and emotional support, including what to do if you are struggling to get food or pay bills.

You can also apply for a crisis grant online at any time.