£4.86 MILLION FUNDING REACHES MIDLOTHIAN AND EAST LOTHIAN TO TACKLE IMPACT OF PANDEMIC
SNP MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed new figures outlining the scale of Scottish Government funding to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by the pandemic.
A new online dashboard, published this week, has outlined the financial support so far allocated to Midlothian and East Lothian. This totalled at £2,488,682 for Midlothian and £2,367,944 for East Lothian.
The Scottish Government funding has included:
Commenting, SNP MSP Colin Beattie said:
“The pandemic has caused enormous pressure on households and communities across Scotland.
“The Scottish Government has provided swift and substantial financial help to households in Midlothian and East Lothian – supporting frontline organisations and access to food.
“We now know that change can happen rapidly – and we must build on that momentum to achieve our long-term goals of reducing poverty and inequality.”
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