Working in five local authorities this funding will bring both European Social Fund and our National Lottery funds together to support some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged households by bringing improved money management skills and ensuring debt is less of a barrier to social inclusion.
This is not an open grant programme. Delivery partners were appointed after an open procurement process in the five areas, services commenced in spring 2017 and will run until February 2020.
We know that increasing an individual’s financial capacity can be an effective tool to tackle poverty as it supports people to increase their income and reduce their outgoings.
We are providing £9.5 m of National Lottery funding, with a further £6.9 million of funding coming from the
. We will be responsible for managing the funds and procuring services to support individual projects and services.
We expect the activity we support to increase the financial capacity of the most disadvantaged individuals and households in the areas where they are based.