Debt advice levy funding: 2021 to 2022

Debt advice levy funding allocated by the Scottish Government during 2021-22.


Funding allocations for debt advice levy 2021-2022

Organisation

Project description

2021-22 allocation (£)

Advice Direct Scotland

Multichannel debt advice service and holistic advice service

450,000

Citizens Advice Scotland

Additional debt advice capacity in Citizens Advice Bureaux, to help meet expected impact of the pandemic.

1,300,000

Funding for the Money Talk Team service providing income maximisation services to families in poverty.

625,000

Money Advice Training Resources Information and Consultancy Services (MATRICS), co-delivered with Money Advice Scotland, to provide second tier support and training to debt advisers.

 

445,000

Funding to support Citizens Advice National Advice Helpline.
 

400,000

Child Poverty Action Group

Funding to support second tier advice and casework support service

20,000

Improvement Service

Assessment of debt advice levy funding models;

Data collection, analysis and publication of the Common Advice Performance Management Reporting Framework – and research into advice provision

 

 

150,000

Money Advice Scotland

Adviser training, Digital project, Financial capability and education project and adviser wellbeing project

452,196

Money Advice Trust

National Debtline, Business Debtline and How to Deal with Debt  Guide (Scotland Edition)
 

391,323

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Debt Advice Journey Programme

1,225,000

 

Making Advice Work projects and management fees

394,436

StepChange

 

Multichannel Debt Advice Project, Helpline support, Specialist and Vulnerable Debt Advice service

 

1,050,000

Christians Against Poverty

Debt advice services

168,620

Scottish Government Financial Wellbeing Marketing campaign

Money Support Scotland campaign to increase awareness and take-up of sources of help to people who are struggling financially – either as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or pre-existing problems. Campaign focussed on social security benefits, debt and affordable credit and included a television and other media coverage to increase uptake of benefits and take-up of advice. 

653,467.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

7,725,042.50

Total debt advice levy for 2021-2022 was £7,378,800.  Other funding sources were used to supplement debt advice provision. 

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