MEMBER NEWS: Aberlour has published an evaluation of the Urgent Assistance Fund
20 November 2020
Aberlour Child Care Trust has published an evaluation of the Urgent Assistance Fund which was launched to provide financial support to families since the outbreak of COVID-19. More than 2000 families have benefited from the fund.
Aberlour issued the warning after the true extent of increased demand on its Urgent Assistance Fund was revealed in the new report, which was prepared by Professor Morag Treanor from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University.
Between March and August, the charity gave out over £370,000 in emergency cash grants, with demand for the fund increasing by more than 1,000% based on the same time period last year, while the value of grants given out increased by 52%. In total 3,264 children were supported by the fund.
Read the full story on Third Force News and the full evaluation report below:
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