Liberton and Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership has approved funding through the Fairer Scotland Fund (FSF) for a range of organisations in the ward.
FSF funding has been allocated to the following projects for 2009/10:
Childcare Connections - £115,000
Children First Family Support - £30,000
Health Opportunities Team (HOT) - £35,000
South Edinburgh Amenities Group (SEAG) - £40,000
Home Link - £30,000
Bfriends - £15,000
Libertus Activities Co-ordinator plus £3,250 transport costs for elderly - £52,500
Vocal (Family Support Network) - £30,000
Vocal (Carers Support) - £30,000
CHAI (Money Advice) - £30,000
South Edinburgh Voluntary Support Project - £35,000
Councillor Tom Buchanan, Community Engagement Leader, said: "The FSF is a more focused funding stream to tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation. It is 'Fairer' precisely because it acknowledges that 'pockets' of poverty and health inequality can exist in even the most affluent of neighbourhoods.
"Decisions on how best to allocate FSF funds are being taken
locally across the city by the Neighbourhood Partnerships, who are each
engaged in developing local community plans to address the particular
needs of their area."
Source: The City of Edinburgh Council
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