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Organisations in Govan receive £100,000 in funding to help local people

The Scottish Government funding has been distributed by the recently-set up Govan Covid-19 Temporary Emergency Funding Group.

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Organisations working hard to help the Govan community in the fight against coronavirus have now received a total of £100,000 to help with their efforts.

They have been given the money to help them deliver assistance, in various ways, to local people whose lives have been turned upside down in the health emergency.

The funding has come from the Scottish Government and been distributed by the recently-set up Govan Covid-19 Temporary Emergency Funding Group which applied for the government funding. 

The group comprises Linthouse, Govan and Elderpark Housing Associations and Govan Thriving Places along with four elected representatives from the Govan ward on Glasgow City Council.

The total amount of money to be distributed is £200,000, and work is under way by the funding group to determine where the remaining £100,000 should be spent.

The work will include:

  • hot meals and food packs to the most vulnerable members of the community
  • ensuring domestic abuse – widely recognised as increasing during the health emergency – is tackled
  • support for young people and their families facing financial hardship through issuing of food vouchers and help in paying energy bills
  • a significant focus on ensuring people are digitally connected and not digitally excluded
  • online classes on arts, heritage and wellbeing, including creative writing, music and craft production
  • a focus on the impact of Covid-19 on employment by seeking to mitigate its effects and equip people for the workplace 
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