SNP MSP Sandra White has welcomed new figures outlining the scale of Scottish Government funding to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by the pandemic.
A new online dashboard, published this week, has outlined the financial support so far allocated to Glasgow.
The Scottish Government funding has included:
- £4.7m from the Food Fund, to support those who would otherwise be unable to access food through the usual routes.
- £3.5m from the Wellbeing Fund, to support organisations providing important services to people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- £3.6m from the Supporting Communities Fund, for community anchor organisations to help support local responses to the pandemic.
- £2.4m from the Third Sector Resilience Fund, to support third sector organisations that deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Other funding includes £5.5m Hardship funding and £4.07m Scottish Welfare Top-Up funding
Commenting, SNP MSP Sandra White said:
“The pandemic has caused enormous pressure on households and communities across Scotland.
“The Scottish Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to households in Glasgow – supporting frontline organisations and access to food.
“We now know that change can happen rapidly – and we must build on that momentum to achieve our long-term goals of reducing poverty and inequality.”
Community Funding mapping hub is available here: https://community-funding-mapping-1-1-scotgov.hub.arcgis.com/