Moray MP Douglas Ross has urged local charities, schools and good causes to bid for a share of a UK-wide funding pot.
The People's Postcode Lottery has made £17million available to more than 3,500 grassroots organisations across the UK.
Registered charities can apply for up to £20,000 each, in funding that is available for both project-based and core costs.
Schools and nurseries can also apply through the Learning Through Landscapes fund of up to £500 for nature-based projects.
Applications will be accepted every month until October this year.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
“This past year has been extremely difficult for charity organisations across the UK – and our local groups here in Moray are no different.
“Fundraising has been challenging, with many events that we would see in a normal year cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
“That has led to a serious shortage of income for many organisations.
“This offer from the People’s Postcode Lottery is a chance to make up some of that shortfall.
“I would urge any local group to consider submitting an application for funding.
“There is also a scheme available for schools and nurseries to receive funding towards nature-based projects to help children connect with the outdoors.
“It would be great to see charity organisations, schools and nurseries here in Moray benefiting from this funding.”