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People and Communities Fund

Organisations across Scotland, supporting hundreds of community led projects that put people first, are to receive £8.6m funding for the year 2017/18. The funding, announced by Housing Minister Kevin Stewart, will have a positive impact on thousands of lives in Scotland – with support ranging from training/upskilling, employability advice, activities for young people, peer mentoring, and healthy eating initiatives.

The range of people who will benefit is equally diverse and includes families, lone parents, children, people suffering from a range of health issues and disabilities, older people, ethnic minorities, and rural and fragile communities.

The People and Communities Fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities Fund. With an annual budget of £20m this fund underpins the Community Empowerment Act by helping to ensure that communities have a stronger voice in the decisions that matter to them.

The People and Communities Fund, Strengthening Communities Programmes and the Community Choices Fund are the three main programmes supporting this overarching fund.

 

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