AREA MSP Tricia Marwick has welcomed a new fund which aims to improve the quality of life for children across Scotland.
The new fund is a partnership between the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund and has £6 Million in total to award over the next three years.
Grants range in size from £250 to £10,000 and will focus on improving early learning, health and wellbeing for children under eight-years-old by supporting them, their families and communities.
Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Mrs Marwick told the Mail: “I am pleased that the Scottish Government and Big Lottery fund have identified that this is an age group which requires investment at a grassroots level.
I would urge all local organisations who work in early years development or health and well-being to consider applying for these grants.
I am happy to discuss potential funding applications with local groups to ensure that this area gets a fair share of these grants.”