Scottish Communities Secretary summarises coronavirus (COVID-19) funding package

Scottish Communities Secretary summarises coronavirus (COVID-19) funding package

The Scottish Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell, has written to the UK Government to update it on its ‘investment to support the people of Scotland’ during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Scottish Government has committed over £350m to support communities during the pandemic, which has 'enabled councils, charities and community groups to respond swiftly’ to help people impacted economically or socially by the pandemic since March 2020. The Communities Secretary described this as a ‘person centred approach’.

The Secretary summarises the way the Communities funding package has been used, including how it has supported local authorities, worked to fight food insecurity caused by the virus, support third sector and community organisations and tackle digital exclusion.

The Secretary also highlighted that a digital mapping tool has been created which provides a summary of the investment made through the communities funding package to each local authority.

Sources:

• Helping communities through the pandemic

• Helping communities through the pandemic

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