£7.7m for Scottish third sector to support unemployed into work

first_img Scotland’s Education Secretary Michael Russell has announced today that communities across Scotland will receive a share of a £168 million windfall as part of a national skills development programme to strengthen the country’s workforce. Of this new fund, £7.7 million will go to the third sector to support around 5,000 unemployed people into work over the next two years.The money will be distributed to a partnership of 14 charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, including the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Action for Children, Fairbridge and The Prince’s Trust.Donna Mackinnon, Director of Employment Services at SCVO said: “The recession has slashed employment opportunities for young people and those furthest from the labour market. This lifeline will help us to help them.“Thousands of Scots are unemployed and the third sector has a proven track record for helping some of society’s most vulnerable people into jobs. It makes absolute sense that we should be using our knowledge and experience in this way to continue that great work.”www.scvo.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Scotland  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £7.7m for Scottish third sector to support unemployed into work AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 December 2010 | Newslast_img read more