Debt advice levy funding: 2022 to 2023

Debt advice levy funding allocated by the Scottish Government during 2022-23.


Funding allocations for debt advice levy for 2022-2023

Organisation 

Project description 

2022-23 allocation (£) 

Advice Direct Scotland 

Multichannel debt advice service, holistic advice, including support for increased capacity, digital development and marketing   

550,000 

Citizens Advice Scotland  

Supporting the provision of debt advice across the Citizens Advice Bureaux network, including support for increased capacity  

1,050,000 

 

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.  

457,381 

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  

100,000 

Money Advice Scotland 

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

492,191 

 

Money Advice Trust 

National Debtline, Business Debtline and How to Deal with Debt Guide (Scotland Edition), marketing and support for increased debt advice capacity

392,220 

Scottish Legal Aid Board 

Debt Advice Journey Programme 

1,239,745 

Making Advice Work projects and management fees 

401,560.77 

StepChange 

 

Multichannel Debt Advice Project, Helpline support, Specialist and Vulnerable Debt Advice service, including homeowner support and increased debt advice capacity

1,224,235

Christians Against Poverty 

Community-based holistic debt advice services and support in Scotland, including debt centre support and increased capacity for debt advice

245,227.50 

One Parent Families Scotland

Support for debt advice provision and training

72,863

Welfare Advice Health Partnerships

To support expansion of money advice services into a further 30 GP surgeries

300,000

Scottish Government Financial Wellbeing Marketing campaign 

Website maintenance fees 

1,776.23 

 

Total allocated  

6,527,199.50

Total Debt Levy for 2022-23 is: £6,527,200.

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