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The Household Hardship Fund

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In the face of the rising cost of living charities and community groups in Highland Perthshire, can apply to The Household Hardship fund which is provided by the Robertson Trust and administered by Corra Foundation. The fund provides small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on to families and individuals on low income.

The Fund will provide up to £5,000 per group to provide families and individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items or clothing.  The funds must be passes on to families and individuals by the 30th of June 2022 and charities and community groups are asked to only apply for money they are confident they can distribute. The minimum amount avaliable to apply for is £500.

The fund aims to reach groups who have strong local relationships with people in the community or are already supporting people in their communities on low income.  

Who can apply?

Charities, community groups and social enterprises who:

  • Have an annual income under £100,000.
  • Have a constitution or governing document stating clearly that they are not for profit.
  • Can demonstrate that they support families and individuals on low incomes within their local area.
  • Can demonstrate how they will reach families and individuals and have a clear plan to distribute vouchers/cash to them.
  • Can distribute the funding they apply for by 30 June 2022.
  • A similar fund (Winter Support Small Grant Fund provided by the Scottish Government and administered by Corra) recently closed. If your group received funding through that fund, you are still eligible to apply to this fund.

For more information on the application criteria and how to apply visit https://www.corra.scot/grants/the-household-hardship-fund/?fbclid=IwAR2-lCcbPf34q4YZhK8uiepsYC91XLuX-VsUHJ3vAIiqsqSq8g3_yoZmG4s

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