Cash for housing projects
Grants totalling £2.3 million have been awarded to a range of voluntary sector housing projects across Scotland.
The Scottish Government has announced funding for 32 projects, which relate to homelessness, training, advice and research, through the Housing Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme.
Projects include housing advice and support for people with learning disabilities (The Action Group), training for young homeless people (Move On) and development of a Scottish Community Mediation Centre (SACRO).
Organisations receiving funding from Housing Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme in 2008-09:
Age Concern Scotland - £156,000
Bethany Christian Trust - £50,500
Borderline - £105,000
CRISIS - £44,000
Dumfries & Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust - £60,000
Emmaus - £30,000
Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living - £23,600
Highland Small Communities Trust - £65,000
Move On Ltd - £43,200
Ownership Options in Scotland - £130,000
PATH - £49,200
Positive Action in Housing - £74,500
Rural Housing Service - £37,000
SACRO - Scottish Community Mediation Centre - £102,000
Scottish Churches Housing Action - £75,000
Scottish Council for Single Homeless - £206,400
Scottish Housing Law Service - £153,000
Scottish Refugee Council - £167,000
Scottish Women's Aid - £105,000
Scottish Youth Housing Network - £8,500
Scottish Housing And Support Conference - £10,000
Shelter Housing Advisory Service - £274,600
Street League - £61,200
Supporting People Enabling Unit - £125,000
Tenants Information Service - £77,800
Tenant Participation Advisory Service - £71,500
The Action Group - £31,900
TIGHRA - £39,600
TOTAL - £2,376,500
Some organisations receive grants for more than one project.
Communities and Sport Minister Stewart Maxwell said:
"The Scottish Government is awarding Grants worth over £2 million to a wide range of valuable voluntary projects across the country that provide support, training, advice and research relating to housing and homelessness.
"The housing Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme aims to encourage the development of original projects. This new funding will ensure many projects can continue to build on their groundbreaking work, and that new innovative projects can be established."