Grants are available for public sector and third sector organisations across Scotland to develop partnerships and deliver collaborative work to improve urgent local access to cash in a crisis and tackle food insecurity.
This fund aims to improve urgent local access to cash in a crisis to help maintain dignity for those supported and reduce the need for emergency food parcels by:
Providing funding for local collaboration and tests of change.
Providing practical assistance through tailored advice and peer support.
Sharing good practice within and beyond the participating areas.
Independently evaluating the Programme to inform future decisions.
The fund will develop a cash-first response, wherein funding will support people experiencing hardship to improve access to emergency financial assistance as the first port of call in a crisis.