A fund has been launched to provide financial relief to people in the Moray Council area suffering severe hardship, illness or poverty as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
Described by its trustees as a safety net of last resort, the Moray Emergency Relief Fund is intended for those who have not been helped sufficiently by measures available from the UK and Scottish governments and Moray Council.
The fund is registered as a charity and was formally launched by Andrew Simpson, Lord- Lieutenant of Banffshire, and Maj Gen Seymour Monro, Lord- Lieutenant of Moray, yesterday.
The charity will depend on donations by organisations, businesses and individuals for its initial funding as COVID-19 restriction prevents fundraising activities being held.
Seymour Monro said: “Andrew Simpson and our fellow trustees are confident that The Moray Emergency Relief Fund will provide vital support to many people in Moray during this very difficult time.”
Donation forms, and applications for grants can be found on the Moray Council website here