SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed figures outlining the scale of Scottish Government funding to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by the pandemic.
A new online dashboard outlines the financial support so far allocated to Inverclyde Council.
The Scottish Government funding has included:
- • £565,000 from the Food Fund, to support those who would otherwise be unable to access food through the usual routes.
- £270,141 from the Wellbeing Fund, to support organisations providing important services to people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- £242,990 from the Supporting Communities Fund, for community anchor organisations to help support local responses to the pandemic.
- £157,145 from the Third Sector Resilience Fund, to support third sector organisations that deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting, Stuart said:
“The pandemic has put enormous pressure on households and communities across Scotland.
“The Scottish Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to households in Inverclyde – supporting frontline organisations and helping those in need to access food.
“We now know that change can happen rapidly – and we must build on that momentum to achieve our long-term goals of reducing poverty and inequality.”