Tens of thousands of pounds have been made available to voluntary organisations across Aberdeenshire in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s £50,000 supporting communities fund was launched this week.
It is hoped the money will help organisations through the current health crisis and support the implementation of social distancing measures.
Groups can apply for funding awards of up to £1,250 and the application process has been designed so those who need help get it as soon as possible.
Applications opened yesterday to voluntary groups across Aberdeenshire, the funding is available for activities taking place between May and September.
Dan Shaw, CEO at AVA, said “We are very excited at being able to financially support the amazing work going on across Aberdeenshire, led by voluntary groups both new and existing that have rallied in response to Covid-19 in their villages and towns.
“Working with volunteers as we do on a daily basis we are staggered by the capacity of our communities to support vulnerable people at this time and our aim is to help them to do this.”
The closing date for phase 1 applications has been set for June 30, or when the fund has been fully allocated.