Published: 27th Jul 2018

Grants from the Social Economy Growth Fund, which is backed by the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund, have been awarded to 22 community organisations, social enterprises and charity groups.  The fund will support local action in Scotland that helps to address poverty and social exclusion. Scotland’s communities secretary Aileen Campbell announced the latest round of funding while visiting Orkney Blide Trust, which has been given more than £218,000 to develop services and expand support for people with mental health problems. Another project to benefit is Aberdeen Foyer, who have received over £200,000 to provide support to 12 to 18-year-olds who have been excluded from school or are at risk of exclusion. Kathleen Singer, head of services at the Aberdeen-based social enterprise, said: ‘Many of the young people we work with face additional barriers to progress due to unmet needs and the support they require can be difficult to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)