Gordon MP Richard Thomson has highlighted a new round of funding from the National Lottery’s Household Hardship Fund, which is aimed at charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on directly to families and individuals on low incomes.
Groups can apply for up to £5,000 to provide families and individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items or clothing. All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 30 June 2023.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“There is a huge wealth of community groups across the North-east run by dedicated and committed volunteers and many of these groups have proved vital during the pandemic, either by performing essential tasks or simply by being there for members of the community.
“With the cost-of-living crisis, many of these groups have found a need either for the continuation of their service, or to meet new needs within their communities.
“Administered by Scottish charity The Corra Foundation, the funds allow groups to apply for up to £5000 to provide families or individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as fuel, food, household items or clothing.
“This funding will hopefully allow groups to continue assisting those in need in their communities and help build more community resilience as we go forward.”
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