Scottish Government

Dundee City Council awarded additional funding for discretionary housing payments

Dundee City Council has been awarded an additional £200,000 by the Scottish Government to support tenants who are under financial pressure due to coronavirus.

Published 2 July 2020

Cash boost for Central Scotland community growing projects

Projects in central Scotland that bring communities together to enjoy the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables, could receive a cash boost following the launch of the Central Scotland Green Network’s (CSGN) Growing Food Together Fund.

Published 30 June 2020

Linstone helps Paisley radio station secure funding

Linstone Housing Association has facilitated the granting of a funding package to local radio station Paisley FM to ensure community groups can communicate what they have to say.

Published 26 June 2020

Highland Council sets out priorities for recovery in new action plan

The Highland Council has approved a Recovery Action Plan with 11 key priority areas including economic and financial recovery, digital transformation and the reopening of schools. The coronavirus pan

Published 26 June 2020

Scottish Government issues care home visiting guidance

The Scottish Government has released guidance related to the phased reintroduction of family visiting and communal activities for residents in care homes.

Published 26 June 2020

Scottish Government requests new financial powers

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has formally requested new powers to help Scotland meet “the significant economic and fiscal challenges” of coronavirus.

Published 25 June 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association secures £78k funding from the Supporting Communities Fund

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has secured £78,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund to support small community-based groups deliver activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Councils to share additional £257m to help tackle COVID-19

Councils across Scotland are to receive a share of £257.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 24 June 2020

Routine testing extended for health and social care staff

The Scottish Government has announced that staff who work in specialist cancer services, or provide long-term care for the elderly, as well as staff working in residential mental health, will be offered weekly coronavirus testing from July 8.

Published 24 June 2020

Hebridean Housing Partnership secures Scottish Government funding

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has secured funding from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund thanks to Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Published 23 June 2020

Clydebank Housing Association receives £53k to support community during pandemic

Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has been awarded £52,900 from the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund to enhance the services they have been providing to residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 22 June 2020

Govan orchestra boosts community spirits

Govan’s own orchestra known as The Glasgow Barons has been running hugely-popular music sessions to entertain shoppers and passers-by at Govan Cross each Wednesday.

Published 22 June 2020

Scottish Government extends free school meals provision

Children eligible for free school meals will be among those who continue to be supported over the summer through a package of £27.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 17 June 2020

Fund helps Applecross community address impacts of coronavirus

The Applecross community in Wester Ross has been working together to deliver essential services to residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 June 2020

16 local organisations benefit from £140,000 funding to Oak Tree Housing Association

Oak Tree Housing Association has been awarded £140,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund, which will benefit 16 grassroots and community-controlled organisations that have been busy coordinating vital responses to the coronavirus crisis across Inverclyde.

Published 11 June 2020