Cash-first approach will help those facing hardship.
Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison has announced an additional £2.4 million in funding to help people struggling to afford food and other essentials.
A Scottish Government-backed initiative supporting veterans on hospital visits is expanding to cope with increased demand.
Energy strategy to shape next 25 years of energy production.
This year Scottish Rural Network (SRN) continue to support Community Led Local Development (CLLD) through a range of projects and activities.
One of the approaches we’ve taken is to support rural and island communities seeking to develop community assets by working in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation. Their expertise in this areas has allowed us to focus on community ownership of pubs and shops.
First-time buyers and others on low to medium incomes are being encouraged to take advantage of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme to help buy a home in 2023.
The scheme allows people to buy a home without having to fund its entire cost and is available across Scotland to these people who face particular barriers to the housing market:
Over 180 diverse projects across rural Scotland, will receive grants ranging from £100,000 to less than £500, from the Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) fund.
The fund encourages and supports not-for-profit community groups with innovative approaches to community-led local development which include solutions to net zero and just transition goals, tackling rural poverty and supporting rural communities through the cost crisis.