Social inclusion schemes receive most of executive investment

Scotland’s 48 social inclusion partnerships are to receive
most of a £120 million package from the Scottish executive to
tackle poverty.

The funding is to be distributed over two years by Communities
Scotland, the Scottish executive’s housing and regeneration
agency launched last year.

Announcing the package, Iain Gray, minister for social justice,
said: “Everyone in Scotland should have the opportunity to realise
their full potential and there should be no limit to these
ambitions. SIPs work at the heart of the community by involving
local people and by concentrating on their priorities.”

The biggest allocations are in Glasgow with Glasgow North
receiving £6.5 million over two years, Greater Pollok
receiving £6.75 million and Greater Easterhouse £7.5




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