Funding is available to support organisations recovering  from 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 -  


Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.  Round 3 of the fund closes on 19 November 2021.  You will receive a decision in late February 2022.

National Heritage Memorial COVID-19 Response Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has marked their 40th anniversary of preserving heritage assets by establishing the COVID-19 Response Fund. This new funding stream will allow charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations to be supported in saving important heritage assets such as historic buildings and land at risk of loss due to the impact of the pandemic. 

Youth Arts Fund: Bursary Programme

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has made £300,000 in funding available to support early-career artists and creative practitioners.  The programme will support between ten and twenty-five arts/creative organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries with grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 to host up to five bursaries for artists and creative practitioners aged between 18 and 24, to create new or develop existing work. 


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