Good Friday & Easter Monday
We will continue to process and review applications received to the Coronavirus Urgent Assistance Fund as soon as possible. However, due to the Public and Bank Holidays on Friday 10 and Monday 13 April, we will be unable to make any payments during this time. We will endeavour to work through applications received over this period as soon as we can and begin making payments from this fund again from Tuesday 14 April.
Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund can provide cash grants to help families with children who are suffering extreme hardship, including the impact of the Coronavirus.
Applications must be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor, acting in their professional capacity. Examples of eligible sponsors include social workers, health care professionals, teachers, clergy and third sector organisations. Applications from individuals cannot be accepted.
The Aberlour Urgent Assistance 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 usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials.
Please note, available funds are limited and all applications will be evaluated against evidence of a family’s financial status.
To qualify for cash grants from the Trust:
- There must be a child in the family who is 21 or under.
- That child must be suffering extreme hardship.
- A family can receive one grant per financial year.
- Grants are made at the discretion of the Trust.
- A sponsor must submit a fully completed and legible application on an official application form
To apply for a grant, please download the Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund application form.
Please note that as of 23 March 2020 we are no longer able to accept paper copy applications, so please email your completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any enquiries about the fund, please email us. We will respond as quickly as we can but we anticipate high levels of demand so your patience is appreciated.