A north-east MP has called on charities on the brink of collapse due to coronavirus to apply for government support urgently.
Ministers at Westminster have made a £750 million package available for third-sector organisations – £60m of which will be distributed in Scotland by the Scottish Government.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie has told charities across the region to apply immediately to secure funding.
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Mr Bowie said: “Dee View Court is very close to my heart and the work they are doing will continue right through these unprecedented times.
“Across the UK, Sue Ryder provides neurological, palliative and bereavement support to thousands of families.
“They rely on fundraising efforts and the income from 450 charity shops, which is obviously curtailed massively. No money is coming in.
“While this won’t affect Dee View Court in the short term, the wider damage to the charity and others like it in the north-east can’t be calculated.
“That is why our local charities must apply now to the Scottish government, to have the best chance of obtaining vital support.”