Urgent Assistance Fund

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Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund can provide cash grants to help families with children (aged 21 and under) 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.

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. Due to limited funds and high levels of applications, the average grant we give is usually around £50 per child.

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

The Scottish Child Payment will open for applications on Monday 9 November. If you have a child who will be under six on 15 February 2021 and you get certain benefits or tax credits, you could be due £40 every four weeks per child once Scottish Child Payment starts. For more information and to apply please click here.

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 urgentassistance@aberlour.org.uk. 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.