Scottish Government

Community groups in Govan receive £200,000 funding boost to fight coronavirus

Community groups in Govan have revealed a bumper cash boost of £200,000 from the Scottish Government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

Additional funding for third sector social care projects

Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million of Scottish Government backing.

Published 10 August 2020

Additional £50m funding for social care sector

The social care sector will receive up to £50 million further additional funding from the Scottish Government to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

Published 4 August 2020

More food support for homeless people

Homeless people and others affected by the coronavirus outbreak are to receive further support through the Scottish Government’s emergency funding for communities.

Published 4 August 2020

Lochalsh & Skye receives £4m charitable bond funding from Allia C&C

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association has received a loan of £4 million through a charitable bond arranged by Allia C&C.

Published 31 July 2020

Linstone helps out with 'buddy boxes' to help keep football-mad kids on the ball

Football crazy kids have been given a summer football boost thanks to St Mirren FC, Linstone Housing and the Scottish Government.

Published 31 July 2020

Worst arrears are from ‘won’t pay’ tenants, not ‘can’t pay’, says GWSF

Evidence is emerging that Scottish Government action to lengthen notice periods in arrears cases leads to a significant number of tenants believing they do not need to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 30 July 2020

Scottish families to be alerted to additional financial support

The Scottish Government is to actively inform families that they may be eligible for Best Start Foods and the Best Start Grant.

Published 30 July 2020

RICS calls for offices to be converted to housing as commercial sector demand falls

As the global pandemic continues to take its toll, RICS has said the Scottish Government should enable more offices to be converted to housing as commetcial sector demand falls.

Published 30 July 2020

Scottish Government allocated extra funding to support low income families

The Scottish Government's Scottish Welfare Fund payments have risen to £37.6 million, a rise of 7% on the previous year.

Published 29 July 2020

Private landlords press Scottish Government for further COVID-19 subsidies

Landlords across Scotland have pressured MSPs for further coronavirus subsidies in regular meetings with Scottish Government officials, according to emails and meeting notes from the Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) Resilience Group.

Published 29 July 2020

Homelessness charities to meet housing minister

Seven senior representatives of 27 charities and academic organisations in the ‘Everyone Home Collective’ will offer their support to the Scottish housing minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, during a private meeting later today.

Published 28 July 2020

Crackdown on Airbnb-style lets to be introduced

The Scottish Government will be cracking down on Airbnb-style short-term lets with a new licensing regime due to be implemented before next summer.

Published 27 July 2020

South of Scotland projects to receive £2.1m from Scottish Government

Tourism, business, community and agricultural projects across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have been awarded more than £2.1 million to support economic development across the region.

Published 24 July 2020

Government waves through plans for 64 homes in Pitmedden

The Scottish Government has granted an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 64 new homes in Pitmedden.

Published 20 July 2020