A £14,000 fund has been made available for Moray groups and charities supporting communities through the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.
The funding is being re-directed from the Edintore Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to focus on the hardships caused by the lockdown and the restrictions that have come with it.
Applications are invited from local bodies working to improve life for people during the pandemic, with grants covering costs such as essential supplies for struggling households, volunteer expenses and personal protection equipment.
Applicants must be based in or working in the area covered by the wind farm community benefit fund.
That includes Keith, Strathisla, Strathbogie, Dufftown and district, Cullen and Deskford, Buckie and district, Portknockie and Findochty.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, May 31, and submissions are for costs from the beginning of March to the end of May.
Development Worker at the Rural Environmental Action Project (REAP), Catherine Sinclair, said: “Everyone involved with the wind farm community benefit fund – whether with REAP, the volunteers on our grant panel, or Vento Ludens – knows that we have an opportunity to help out at this difficult time.
“We are keen to do what we can to support our local communities.”
Any group that believes it is eligible for a grant from the fund should email email@example.com to request an application form.