Scottish Government

Scottish Government announces £50m funding for social care

An initial £50 million to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus has been confirmed by the Scottish Government.

Published 13 May 2020

Small charity premises now eligible for £10k grants

Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 13 May 2020

New platform offers wellbeing support for health and social care workers

Organisations from across Scotland have worked together to create a new platform to help health and social care workers and carers look after their physical and mental health.

Published 12 May 2020

£200,000 cash boost to support Govan community during coronavirus pandemic

The Scottish Government has provided £200,000 to help communities in Govan deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 11 May 2020

Queens Cross secures over £23,000 in Scottish Government funding to continue to help community

Queens Cross Housing Association will continue to deliver healthy meals and food packages to residents after it secured over £23,000 in fresh funding from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities programme.

Published 11 May 2020

Maryhill Housing secures funding to help with response to COVID-19 pandemic

Maryhill Housing has been awarded £94,000 of ‘Supporting Communities’ funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 11 May 2020

Scottish Government announces £2m support package for drug users

New measures to assist those affected by drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic have been announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 May 2020

Queens Cross chief donates Commission earnings to local charity

Shona Stephen, the chief executive of Queens Cross Housing Association, has donated earnings from her work with the Scottish Government’s Poverty & Inequality Commission to her Association’s local charity Garscube Community Foundation.

Published 27 April 2020

Scotland sees more than 110,000 Universal Credit claims since coronavirus outbreak

Household claims for Universal Credit in Scotland have increased from an average of 20,000 per month in 2019 to over 110,000 between 1 March and 7 April, highlighting the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on people’s finances.

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government confirms financial support for newly self-employed

The Scottish Government has announced that support for the newly self-employed and firms suffering hardship to be paid in early May.

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government establishes economic recovery advisory group

An independent advisory group has been set up to provide expert economic advice to the Scottish Government in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 20 April 2020

Council to launch new Edinburgh food distribution network

A food distribution network to support Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens is set to be rolled out thanks to a new partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, third sector organisation EVOC and the wider community and voluntary sector.

Published 20 April 2020

Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Volunteer Scotland team up to launch Scotland Cares campaign

A new partnership has been announced that will help the thousands of Scots that signed up to the Scotland Cares campaign to get involved with local efforts to bolster town centres and support vulnerable communities.

Published 17 April 2020

Scottish Government announces additional £220m support for businesses

The Scottish Government has announced that it will make around £220 million of further grants available for businesses - including the recently self-employed - to help them deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 15 April 2020

Scottish Government updates social distancing guidelines for businesses

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus.

Published 6 April 2020