£15 Million For Families and Communities

Projects to support children and families coping with disabilities, mental health problems and the challenges associated with poverty and charities working more widely with children, families and adult learners are among dozens of beneficiaries of grants worth a total of £15 million confirmed by the Scottish Government at the end of last year. The funding, from the 2017/18 Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund will support the core work of 117 charities, including Action for Children, Dyslexia Scotland, Enable, NSPCC and Relationships Scotland. It will also support 30 new innovative projects designed to improve the lives of young people and families, including; RNIB Scotland’s Best Start project to transform the lives of blind and partially sighted children under five years old, and Outside the Box Development Support’s Peer Support for Parents project to increase awareness of the needs of families where a parent has poor mental health.

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