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Funds allocated for improvement to physical and mental health: FOI release

Published: 28 Oct 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
28 Oct 2021
Funds allocated for improvement to physical and mental health: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100242899
Date received: 27 Sep 2021
Date responded: 12 Oct 2021
Information requested

£20 million was committed for the summer of 2021 to improve physical and mental health, address issues of social isolation and lack of access to normal activities. Please can you provide:

How much of the £20million was spent

How many young people were reached using the funding.

Response

The following funding was provided to Local Authorities, agreed by COSLA Leaders, in April 2021 in line with Local Authority funding formula, with the remaining monies provided to 18 National Partners, which was agreed in June 2021, as set out below. This funding has been committed by Local Authorities and National Partners in order to deliver the aims, objectives and outcomes of the Summer Offer.

Local Authority

Allocation (£s)

Aberdeen City

418,000

Aberdeenshire

562,000

Angus

336,000

Argyll & Bute

232,000

Clackmannanshire

162,000

Dumfries & Galloway

529,000

Dundee City

432,000

East Ayrshire

405,000

East Dunbartonshire

184,000

East Lothian

277,000

East Renfrewshire

187,000

Edinburgh (City of)

846,000

Eilean Siar

78,000

Falkirk

443,000

Fife

1,160,000

Glasgow City

2,249,000

Highland

721,000

Inverclyde

201,000

Midlothian

252,000

Moray

256,000

North Ayrshire

452,000

North Lanarkshire

1,104,000

Orkney Islands

68,000

Perth & Kinross

397,000

Renfrewshire

436,000

Scottish Borders

353,000

Shetland Islands

53,000

South Ayrshire

295,000

South Lanarkshire

882,000

Stirling

213,000

West Dunbartonshire

276,000

West Lothian

541,000

 

National Organisation

Allocation

Barnardos

£274,000

Early Years Scotland/Care and Learning Alliance

£200,000

Family Fund

£200,000

Historic Environment Scotland

£143,000

Mental Health Foundation

£300,000

Museums Galleries Scotland

£438,000

Play Scotland

£384,000

Royal Botanical Gardens, Scottish Forestry & Nature Scot

£20,000

Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF)

£27,200

Scottish Association for Mental Health

£54,000

sportscotland

£1,400,000

Youthlink & Creative Scotland (joint proposal)

£1,250,000

Young Scot

£54,230

Who Cares? Scotland

£175,000

£295,000 was provided for the national communications campaign on the Summer Offer to ensure children, young people and families were aware and able to take advantage of the activities available as well as providing free online resources through Parent Club. £55,000 was also provided to support the national evaluation of the Offer which will help inform the Scottish Government’s approach to Covid-19 recovery.

The Summer Offer has sought to support the children and young people most impacted by Covid-19, including:
1. children from low income households;

2. children from those priority family groups identified in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan: larger families; families with a disabled child or adult; young mothers; families with children under one; and minority ethnic families;

3. children from families who have been shielding during the pandemic and whose ability to engage in activities and socialise will have been very limited;

4. children with a disability or additional support need;

5. care experienced children and young people;

6. young carers;

7. children in need of protection;

8. children supported by a child’s plan and

9. children who have undergone significant transitions during lockdown or will experience them this year, including starting in ELC, starting primary school, moving to secondary school and leaving school.

As part of the evaluation of the Offer which is not yet complete, Local Authorities and National Partners will be providing further information on their delivery of the Offer which may, in line with safeguarding policies, provide details on the number of children, young people and families who have accessed the services they have provided through the Offer. An evaluation of the national marketing campaign is also underway.

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