Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee city East has welcomed the release of data which shows what extra funding Dundee is receiving to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by the pandemic.
A new online dashboard, published this week, has outlined the financial support so far allocated to Dundee.
The Scottish Government funding has included:
£1,152,000 from the Food Fund, to support those who would otherwise be unable to access food through the usual routes.
£309,415 from the Wellbeing Fund, to support organisations providing important services to people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
£67,500 from the Supporting Communities Fund, for community anchor organisations to help support local responses to the pandemic.
£371,673 from the Third Sector Resilience Fund, to support third sector organisations that deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting Ms Robison said:
“Organisations and individuals across Dundee have done an incredible job in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our communities, their compassion and dedication has been amazing and I am glad to see that they too are being supported in the work that they do”
“As we begin to recover from this pandemic, I hope that we can build on this momentum to achieve our long-term goals of reducing poverty and inequality. I will certainly keep on fighting to see this and to ensure that local groups continue to be supported in helping to deliver this change”
Community Funding mapping hub is available here:
These dashboards are provided for general information purposes only and use data from various sources. The data will be updated as frequently as its available, however due to its nature it cannot be guaranteed that at any particular instance it is complete, accurate or up to date.