If you’re a military family in Scotland that’s struggling financially due to the impact of coronavirus, The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET) may be able to help.

RCET has launched a crisis fund in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the armed forces community.

The fund is open to serving, veteran and reservist families in the Highlands & Moray, Argyll & Bute, Glasgow and South Lanarkshire areas.

Many families will be struggling with less income but with potentially bigger household bills and worrying about where the money to buy the essentials will come from.

RCET will respond to families affected by the crisis by providing food vouchers, paying for utilities bills and supplying children’s clothing to ensure that families can stay warm, clothed and fed for as long as this crisis continues.

The charity has received £5,000 towards their response from the Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund, managed by Foundation Scotland, but are still calling on support from local communities to donate so that they can support as many families as possible.

Karen Stock, Children & Families Support Service Coordinator at the charity said: “We are delighted to receive this funding at such a critical moment in our support of armed forces and veteran families.

Many families are struggling financially and emotionally due to the COVID crisis and this grant will allow us to reach many more families who need our support.”

If you, or a family you know in your area could benefit from some help during this difficult time, please contact Karen at familysupport@rcet.org.uk, call RCET’s Head Office on 0131 322 7350 or go to rcet.org.uk

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