£29m funding to tackle poverty

Community and third sector projects that try new ways to tackle poverty and improve people’s lives can now apply for a share of £29m ‎funding from the Scottish Government.

A new £18.9m Aspiring Communities Fund will help organisations to find new, long lasting community led solutions to poverty, by increasing economic activity or enhancing services to meet local needs.

‎The £9.7 million Growing the Social Economy Programme will enable third sector organisations to try new ideas and approaches by collaborating with research organisations or supporting people to improve their skills.

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