ANGUS MACDONALD MSP WELCOMES £29 MILLION NEW FUNDING FOR COMMUNITIES AND THIRD SECTOR

Angus MacDonald MSP pictured in front of Scottish Parliament Building at Holyrood - web

Angus MacDonald, MSP for the Falkirk East constituency, has welcomed the announcement this week which means that community and third sector projects that try new ways to tackle poverty and improve people’s lives can now apply for a share of £29 million funding.

Speaking on Tuesday 17th January, Angus MacDonald MSP said:

"I am really pleased to be able to welcome the announcement made by the First Minister this week which will see almost £30 million being made available over the next two years to support the Fairer Scotland Action Plan which was published a few months ago.

"£18.9 million will be put into a new Aspiring Communities Fund to help organisations find new, long lasting community led solutions to poverty, by increasing economic activity or enhancing services to meet local needs.

"Meanwhile 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.

"I would encourage third sector and community groups to consider whether they might be able to access these funds to help deliver these important objectives here in Falkirk district."

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