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An estimated 78,775 children have already benefitted from Scottish Child Payment since its launch. The benefit, which is unique to Scotland, is intended to help low-income families with the costs of raising a child. It gives qualifying parents and carers £40 every four weeks for each child und

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Argyll and Bute Council has received an additional £2.3 million from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme Programme to help reduce fuel poverty in the area. The grant will be used by Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA), in partnership with Argyll

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The Self-Build Loan Fund provided by the Scottish Government and administered by the Communities Housing Trust has been extended for another year, and will now accept applications until August 2022. As banks became more cautious, it became more challenging for people to find funds to build their own

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The First Home Fund, a shared equity pilot scheme launched by the Scottish Government to provide first-time buyers with funding, has closed for applications after just five working days. The fund opened on 1 April this year with a budget of £60 million. It provides first-time buyers with up to

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An innovative pilot project is being launched in two Scottish areas that aims to help older people live independent lives and to better engage with groups and services in their communities. The collaborative initiative is led by the Scottish Government's Technology Enabled Care Programme and involve

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A new Social Enterprise Action Plan will offer increased support to the sector, including £5 million of funding, to boost its potential for growth and put the social enterprise model at the heart of Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced.

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A commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour has been agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be committed to ensure adult social care workers will be paid at least the Real Living Wag

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A new £30 million fund is being established by the Scottish Government to support small businesses within the third sector, helping them to grow as Scotland recovers from the impacts of coronavirus. The fund will be designed to respond to a need for third sector organisations to access loans t

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Scottish Government investment in the Connecting Scotland programme, to provide low-income households with digital devices and support, has now been increased to more than £48 million. This includes £26.6m for the third and next stage of the initiative, meaning a total of 60,000 househol

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