£12 Million for Families and Communities

Today Scotland’s Children’s Minister has announced £12 million worth of funding for 116 voluntary organisations to that tackle inequalities and poverty, support parents and carers, improve learning and build skills.

The active local charity Quarriers has received £36,000 to help them with their activities nationally.

This money will help thousands of children, families and communities across Scotland and here in Inverclyde. The Scottish Government have prioritised tackling inequalities in order to create a fairer Scotland, this funding recognises that charities and other third sector groups are crucial to achieving this.

The Children’s Minister, Aileen Campbell said:
“I’m delighted we have been able to provide funding for so many organisations that provide vital support for families and communities across the country.

“I’ve seen first-hand some of the life-changing work these organisations do and this new fund has meant we can support a wider range of groups providing services from childcare to adult learning and family support to youth work.”