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Funding boost for projects which aim to tackle poverty impact

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A further £100,000 has been allocated as part of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

A host of Scottish charities have been granted additional funding for pilot projects which aim to reduce the impact of welfare cuts and poverty.

More than £100,000 has been allocated from the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund to 12 organisations to help progress community projects, following an initial fund.

In February, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance announced £1.9 million of new funding - building upon work developed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Development Trusts Associations Scotland and the Scottish Community Alliance to ensure local third sector groups can deliver direct support to communities.

The previous month, 28 organisations were successful in applying to the fund to deliver pilot projects over an eight month period, and with the announcement of this new funding organisations were invited to apply for additional funding to ‘upscale’ their work.

Now, over £100,000 has been granted to 12 of the original organisations to help progress their projects.

The groups that have been allocated additional funding are: Art Angel, Centipede, Church House, Fife Arabic Society, Kidz-Eco CIC, Lanarkshire Deaf Club, Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network, Minority Communities Addiction Support Services, Outside the Box Development Support Ltd, The Maxwelltown Information Centre, The Ridge (Scotland) CIC, and West Dunbartonshire Minority Ethnic Association.

Irene Connelly, programme development manager at SCVO said: “There has been some amazing work over the past eight months and we’re delighted that we’re able to extend our funding offer.

“Of the 28 original organisations who were delivering pilot projects, 21 applied for further funding, and by assessing the different projects we were able to identify 12 organisations who we felt could really expand what they have done so far and develop their work over the next year. It’s a great opportunity to build on their success and deepen their impact, which is beneficial to them when applying for more sustainable funding in future.”

Applications to the fund from new projects will open early next month, with further details being made available on the SCVO website.