DORES AND ESSICH COVID-19 HARDSHIP FUND
The Scottish Government has made funds available to local communities in order to help to offset some of the problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the Dores and Essich area the funds are being administered by the Dores Community Development Trust in consultation with the Community Council.
It has been decided that one of the uses to which the funds will be put is the creation of a hardship fund to assist those in the community whose financial welfare has been affected by the pandemic and for whom other sources of assistance may not be available or sufficient. Grants from the fund will be in kind, not cash, and may take the form of items such as food parcels, fuel cards or essential clothing for children.
The fund will be administered by a sub-committee of three people and any applications to the fund will be treated in strictest confidence and not made known outside the sub-committee. The members are Ella MacRae, Chair of the Community Council, Louise Robertson, head teacher at Aldourie School and one of the directors of the Development Trust, and Colin McPherson, a member of the Community Council and a resident of Scaniport.
It is intended that the process of considering applications will be relatively informal
Anyone who wishes to apply for a grant from the fund should contact one of the sub-committee members whose details are below.
Ella MacRae Tel: 07713257416 or 01463 751219; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Robertson Tel 07734469367; email: email@example.com
Colin McPherson Tel: 07730027384; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should please provide the following information:
• Phone no
• Email address
• Employment status
• Number in household: Adults/Children
• If requesting a food parcel, any food allergies
• Details of request and reasons why an award should be made
The latest Information is also available of other help that may be available on the Highland Council Website https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus