Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund

Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund can provide cash grants to help families with children cope with 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. We aim to help as many families as we can. Due to the high level of applications, the average grant we give is usually around £50 per child.

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 (.doc)

Please email your completed application form to urgentassistance@aberlour.org.uk. If you have any enquiries about the fund, please email this address.  We will respond as quickly as we can but we anticipate high levels of demand so your patience is appreciated.