Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund

Children’s charity Aberlour is promoting its Urgent Assistance Fund and how it can help families experiencing significant levels of poverty as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic.

The Fund awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship. This support is to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials.

SallyAnn Kelly, Aberlour’s chief executive said:

“As this Coronavirus crisis unfolded, Aberlour recognised immediately that as well as keeping our services going to the best of our ability, our priority must be to put money in the hands of people hardest hit by its impact.

“That’s why our trustees decided to invest an additional £100k in the Fund and why we launched a public appeal which, I am delighted to say, has already raised more than £70k.

“We take great care to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need. Applications must be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor, acting in their professional capacity. Applications from individuals are not accepted.”  

You can find out more about the Fund and how eligible sponsors, which include social workers, health care professionals, teachers, clergy and third sector organisations, can submit applications on behalf of children and families at www.aberlour.org.uk/service-category/urgent-assistance-fund/