Organisations at the frontline of helping people facing poverty and hardship can now apply for a share of Scottish Government funding to help tackle food insecurity. The £1.6 million Cash-First Fund is aimed at public sector and third sector partnerships to deliver cash grants for food and oth
A commitment to a ‘cash-first’ approach to tackling food insecurity is at the heart of a new plan to reduce the need for people to turn to food banks. The plan, which is the first of its kind in the UK and is underpinned by human rights, sets out nine actions which will be taken over the
The Scottish Child Payment is now being received by the families of more than 300,000 children and young people, according to official statistics. New figures show that 303,000 children were receiving the payment at the end of March.
Helping to spread some festive cheer, social enterprise Places for People hosted a fabulous Christmas event at The Engine Yard in Edinburgh last week to continue its support of the NE Edinburgh Food Bank run by the Trussell Trust.
New figures released today reveal food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network in Scotland provided more than 197,000 food parcels to people facing financial hardship across Scotland from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.
A new strategy has been published to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat and meet the Scottish Government’s commitment to eradicate it as far as reasonably possible by 2040. The Fuel Poverty Strategy 2021 sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drive
Bellway Homes Ltd (Scotland East) is continuing its work supporting the communities in which it builds with a donation of £1000 to help families in crisis. The housebuilder has given £200 each to foodbanks in West Lothian, Perth and Kinross, East Lothian, Edinburgh North East and Dunferm
hub South West, the construction and infrastructure-focused partnership which works with local authorities and private sector enterprises in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, has donated funds to The Trussell Trust to help bring some much-needed aid to disadvantaged households in its
Construction and infrastructure-focused partnership hub South West is leading a financial support package for The Trussell Trust to help bring some Christmas cheer to disadvantaged households in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway.
Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has converted its Edinburgh headquarters in Gogarburn into a distribution centre to supply food and hygiene products to the Trussell Trust food banks and Social Bite. The Scotsman and Royal Bank of Scotland are issuing a call for businesses to donate any non-perishable foo