Trust unveils £500,000 Covid-19 recovery fund


Charities in Perth and Kinross are invited to apply for additional financial support.

2nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

One of Scotland’s largest independent funders has launched a £500,000 fund to help charities in Perth and Kinross during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gannochy Trust’s Covid-19 Recovery and Renewal Fund is open to all local charities facing additional strain due to the outbreak, supporting them as they deliver vital services in their communities.

Charities can apply for one of three grants to complement the other funding streams available during the pandemic. Small grants offer £10,000 of funding; main grants offer up to £30,000 of financial support; and a major grant can provide up to £50,000. Applications are being accepted now and the fund will stay open until June 2021 or until the allocated monies are exhausted.

David Gray, Gannochy Trust chairman, said: “Inspired by the philanthropic vision of our founder A K Bell, the Gannochy Trust has a long and proud history of supporting our local community. We recognise that during the Covid-19 outbreak, the good work of charities is more important now than ever before. We also understand the enormous financial and operational burden the pandemic is putting on these organisations.

“With this in mind, we have launched a new support fund to assist in keeping our local charities operational, and to enable them to develop and deliver the important services that our local community needs during this difficult time.”

The fund is available for registered charities who are located in or delivering important services to the people of Perth and Kinross, and who meet at least two of the following three criteria: their operations and financial stability have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; they have opportunities for providing new support services for people and communities in Perth and Kinross impacted by the virus; they are a current recipient of Gannochy Trust funding.

Charities must meet the trust’s core funding objectives of improving people’s quality of life or developing and inspiring young people.

Applications can be made via the Gannochy Trust website.