Debt advice levy funding: 2020 to 2021

Debt advice levy funding allocated by the Scottish Government during 2020-21.


Funding allocations for debt advice levy 2020-2021

Organisation

Project description

2020-21 allocation (£)

Advice Direct Scotland

Debt Advice including Covid-19 response increase, digital pilots including online video advice provision

391,750

Advice UK

Debt Advice provision provided by Advice UK members

700,000

Christians Against Poverty

Debt Advice Provision

221,902

Citizens Advice Scotland

 

Debt Advice Provision, Multichannel Debt Advice pilots, Debt Adviser Training Programme, 

COVID-19-related Debt Advice Project

 

1,187,163

Improvement Service

Assessment of debt advice levy funding models;

Data collection, analysis and publication of the Common Advice Performance Management Reporting Framework and Funders Framework

 

130,494

Money Advice Scotland

Core funding, training courses for debt advisers, workforce, digital initiatives including pilot of videoconferencing software, workforce strategy and wellbeing

464,678

Money Advice Trust

National Debtline and Business Debtline, Uplift for Covid-19 Debt advice provision, Wiseradviser training

364,572

Scottish Legal Aid Board

 

New Debt Programme – Early Resolution and Advice
Ongoing Making Advice Work projects, Ongoing Debt Advice Projects

990,634

StepChange

 

Specialist Debt Advice provision with focus on vulnerable clients, Multichannel Debt Advice Project, (Coronavirus) Uplift – Additional support for Clients impacted by COVID, Digital Innovation (for clients affected by COVID)

 

1,444,000

AiB

Spring Marketing campaign

96,000

TOTAL

 

5,991,193

Total debt advice levy for 2020-2021 was £5,989,000

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