Applications open for £100m fund supporting SMEs and newly self-employed people

Today (30 April 2020), applications opened for the Scottish Government’s £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people. This funding will be delivered through three separate funds that will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies. Support includes a £34 million hardship fund for […]

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Inverclyde Businesses get £5.4m cash support through crisis

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures showing that 481 businesses in Inverclyde have received Scottish Government grants to support firms through the coronavirus crisis. Inverclyde Council has awarded a total of £5.4m through a Scottish Government scheme to support small businesses and the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. This grant support is worth […]

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McMillan welcomes food funding for Inverclyde families

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed confirmation Inverclyde families unable to access food due to coronavirus will get support from the Scottish Government. Local authorities are sharing £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food fund to support those struggling. Inverclyde have been allocated £565,000 from the fund. The funding is one part […]

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Almost 2,000 carers in Inverclyde get cash boost from Scottish Government

CARER’S ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT HELPS THOUSANDS IN INVERCLYDE Thousands of carers in Inverclyde have benefitted from Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £452 a year, introduced by the Scottish Government. New figures show that 1,930 carers in Inverclyde have received CAS payments since the payment was introduced in September 2018. The Carer’s Allowance Supplement […]

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Local MSP makes case for major transport project in Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP has put forward his reasons to Transport Scotland why Inverclyde needs a major transport project to support economic growth and reverse the population decline locally. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP participated in the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) online consultation and provided a written response to Transport Scotland’s Chief Executive, Roy […]

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McMillan welcomes mental health investment in Inverclyde schools

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed news that the Scottish Government will invest £948,000 in Inverclyde schools over the next four years. The investment will mean that professional counselling services will be available to all secondary school pupils who require it by September next year. The Scottish Government is investing £60 […]

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McMillan Welcome’s Trunk Road Investment

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has today welcomed a further £1 million worth of investment into the A8 and A78. Scotland Transerv, who maintain the local trunk road network on behalf of Transport Scotland, has announced their autumn resurfacing programme. Having already spent £3.6 million during 2018 and 2019, and on top of […]

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McMillan encourages constituents to make their homes warmer before winter

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is encouraging his constituents to consider how they can have a warmer winter, thanks to Scottish Government funding. Warmer Homes Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, provides energy-saving home improvements including wall and loft insulation, central heating, draft proofing, and home renewables systems. Most people who get help […]

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Inverclyde benefits from over £1.3m CashBack for Communities funding

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that Inverclyde has received £1,342,029 (£1.34m) in CashBack for Communities funding since the Scottish Government Programme was introduced in 2008. The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests criminal assets into community projects that support young people into positive destinations, diverting some away from potentially criminal […]

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MSPs pledge to fight MS during MS Awareness Week

This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (22-28 April), MS Society Scotland were in the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS. MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But […]

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Local MSP hosts event to get Inverclyde’s creative juices flowing

On Wednesday 10 April, Stuart McMillan MSP welcomed Creative Scotland to the Tontine Hotel for an event bringing together local stakeholders from the creative sector. Creative Scotland’s Executive Director, Screen Isabel Davis, and Place, Partnerships and Communities Officer, Karen Dick, gave a presentation before taking questions from the audience, which consisted of over 40 local […]

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Two Inverclyde groups benefit from Climate Change Fund

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that two Inverclyde groups have received a share of almost £300,000 in Scottish Government funding for 2019-2021. Inverclyde Association for Mental Health and Belville Community Garden Trust have been awarded £185,316 and £149,791 from the latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund, respectively. Inverclyde Association for Mental Health, […]

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