Funding is available to support organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for the latest funds, and for additional funding-related support please email our Third Sector Development Officer, Edward Fitsell -  


The Arnold Clark Community Fund

Has your funding been affected by Covid-19?


Enter your charity or community group into the Arnold Clark Community Fund draw.  500 applicants will be awarded each month, with unsuccessful applicants automatically re-entered into next month's draw.

Alpkit Foundation

The Alpkit Foundation exists to help people 'Go Nice Places Do Good Things'.  The foundation is prioritising its funds for Covid-19 related projects.  They are supporting community responses delivered by grass-root individuals and organisations.  Funds can be used to help the vulnerable and elderly, minimising or preventing isolation from lockdowns, food delivery, and overcoming barriers related to outdoor activities. 

Adapt & Thrive Programme

The Adapt and Thrive Programme, introduced in late 2020 to support the third sector response to Covid-19, has been extended until the end of June 2021.  It offers grants and loans to support organisations to adapt to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and build back better to thrive in the future.


Also, offers specialist advice on how to build recovery plans.

Other National Independent Funds


Moray Emergency Relief Fund

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.  The fund is a registered charity, and will depend on donations by organisations, businesses and individuals for its initial funding due to COVID-19 restriction on fundraising activities. 

Self-Isolation Grants

The Moray Council is administering Scottish Government grants of £500 to individuals who are on low-income benefits and who will experience reduced earnings as a result of being required to self-isolate by Test and Protect Scotland.  Applications for the Covid-19 Self-Isolation Grant (SIG) can be made at any point during the individual’s 14 calendar day period of self-isolation.  

British Red Cross Hardship Fund

Moray Council, in partnership with the British Red Cross, is supporting the most financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The British Red Cross' hardship fund provides short term financial help for people who cannot afford essentials such as: food and toiletries, a safe place to sleep, access to a telephone or internet, fuel to keep the lights on, cook or stay warm.  


To receive help from the MAM team and be considered for the British Red Cross Hardship Fund please telephone 0300 123 4563