Lord Provost Hardship Fund

 

Lord Provost Hardship Fund

The Lord Provost is to launch a fund to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19.  The initial fund is £100k but it is anticipated that this will be matched by the Common Good Fund and added to by other funding streams.  Individuals and families will be able to apply for themselves online – or they can phone the ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713 to access funds.  The funding criteria will be:

* People suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19

* People whose income has been directly affected by COVID-19 – a reduction of 50% or more of household income

* Individuals with an income of less than 20k

* Families with an income of less than 30k

* Other support options must have been explored

* People can only apply once every 31 days

 

The maximum for an individual application will be £200 and for a family £300.