Aberdeen charities have been given nearly £50,000 after a public funding drive was restarted during the local lockdown.
The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust brought back its Covid-19 Hardship Fund as the city experienced renewed economic turmoil during the three weeks of restrictions last month.
It was first launched in May to help those worst-hit by the pandemic but was brought to an end in July.
So far the public, council and north-east businesses have donated more than £300,000 to the cause.
The 15 charities to receive cash in the latest round of funding include The Archie Foundation, Social Bite, VSA, Abernecessities, the Russell Anderson Foundation and The Salvation Army.
Among the 15, three had not been granted money from the hardship fund before.
The council has calculated the funding will provide 833 meals, helping 218 individuals, 542 families and households and 524 children and young people.
The Seven Incorporated Trades Of Aberdeen had kickstarted the fundraising with a donation of £100,000.
Information about the fundraiser and how to donate can be found at www.aberdeencovid19.org, while anyone considering making a sizeable donation is asked to contact the Lord Provost’s office.
Mr Crockett said: “These continue to be challenging times for everyone, and I would urge the people of Aberdeen and local businesses to spare a thought for those less fortunate and in desperate need, and if you can, please donate to this very worthy cause.
“Every penny raised goes to local registered charities so whatever donation you make will make a real difference to local people who have been and continue to be impacted by the pandemic.”