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 -  


COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

Aware of how vulnerable homeless people are to COVID-19, with limited access to basic sanitation and the challenges of self-isolation, the Morrison Foundation has pledged £500K towards the Homeless Support Fund - a fund designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the Coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.  Registered charities can apply for up to £10,000.

National Lottery Community Fund – Up to 10K

The National Lottery is offering grants of up to £10K, where COVID-19 projects are given priority.  This is available to organisations who support people who are at high risk from COVID-19 or who are likely to face challenges as result of COVID-19, and organisations who work with communities in response to COVID-19.

Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

Foundation Scotland is administering the Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding is provided through the National Emergencies Trust. £1k - £5k available. 

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. 

Women Thrive Fund

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to charitable women’s organisations across the UK working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. With funds from the Tampon Tax Fund, Rosa UK and Smallwood Trust have collaborated to create the Women Thrive Fund which will enable organisations to respond to the crisis and support women and girls to overcome the barriers they face.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 25th March 2021.

Other National Independent Funds


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

Berry Burn Community Fund COVID-19 Emergency Funding

Berry Burn Community Fund have re-opened their Covid-19 Emergency Fund to applications from groups and organisations offering support to the communities of Forres, Speyside, Heldon, Findorn & Kinloss, Finderne and Dyke Landward (see application form for more details of geographical restrictions). 

Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund

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.

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. 

Supporting Communities Fund 

If you are a community organisation delivering, reshaping or reintroducing vital community services impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for support from the Communities Recovery Fund.  The Fund is part of the Scottish Government’s £25m Third Sector & Community Recovery programme.  Open for applications until mid February.


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.  

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